Originally Posted by Cedric
What did you think of Travis Wood last year at this time?
And how was this a $$ pick? Stubbs was considered the best position player on the board and the Reds obviously loved his talent.
I will admit that I was shocked by the Travis Wood pick last year and he has obviously been awesome so far. But let's not deem him a total success yet. He's still in single A.
Watch when the signings start. Watch when all of these picks get les than the other picks around them. Then you'll see what was on their minds during the draft.
Let me ask you this...how would you feel if the Reds had this draft:
1) Take your pick, but we can talk about Lincecum, Max, Drabek or Bard over Stubbs.
2) Brett Anderson over Watson (who, by the way, looks about 275 lbs in his pics)
3) Britton, Buck or Chad Tracy over Valaika
Those three picks could have molded this draft and afterwards they could have went with more projects/signable guys. And the rest of the draft was littered with players (Walden, LaPorta, Betances, Belt, Melancon) who have more upside than some of these other picks. It just makes me sick. I thought this year was different.