when Homer officially becomes a Red - and if that happens around June - you will no doubt hear blow hards talking about how HS arms are the way to go because of Homer - say nothing of the fact that his development has been more dumb luck than Reds developmental skill
JM, I agree with your feeling that there should be no "draft absolutes," although I would say you should be careful to get enough pitchers, spread the picks across positions at least enough to stock your teams, and get a fair mix of ages. Not sure what you mean by "organizational philosophy," though.
On the above point re: Homer, I just don't see how his development can be termed "dumb luck." They clearly saw enough in the kid to invest 2 million off the bat, meaning they thought he would develop, one way or the other. They have managed him closely -- very little mound time in 04, 8-man rotation at Dayton in 05, and a midseason promotion in 06, after which he flourished. How is this path evidence of "dumb luck" instead of "developmental skill"?