Originally Posted by edabbs44
And then the team resembles the 2005-2006 Cincinnati Reds, with a lot of hitting and a lot of crying about pitching prices.
Draft hitters, cry about pitching, repeat.
Not necesarily...if the best available guy is clearly a pitcher, you take him. To minimize risk, I would simply set the bar higher for taking a pitcher. He has to be a college player and he has to clearly
be better than the next guy on your board. I'd suggest such an approach would actually increase your chances of having true pitching prospects over time.
Also, the development of bona fide position playing prospects, even if theyre blocked, means you have more trade bait to address needs on the roster. The key is to develop as many true prospects as you can. Simply going from drafting 2 guys a year that will make a major league roster to 3 guys a year would be a huge thing over the course of five years. That would be a clear competitive advantage for a small market team and it could all start with better risk management during the draft.