Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Tanner Scheppers? No thanks. He's got a great arm but I don't like his injury history. In this scenario, both Kyle Gibson and Grant Green are available. If you're the Reds, you have to take one of those two guys if they're available. Gibson would look real nice in the Reds rotation behind Cueto and Volquez a couple years from now.
I'll go with whomever the Reds decide is best and won't question it. Crow, Scheppers, Matzek, Gibson, Green, whomever.
Maybe the Reds scouts think Scheppers is a very advanced prospect who has great stuff and maybe they are not that worried about his injury history. Maybe they think these other guys are several years away and iffy.
As long as the Reds do not revert to their previous practice of overdrafting apparently to save money, I trust their judgment on these things. They have done very well in the last several drafts. If they take Scheppers, I would expect that his stuff is just better than the other available pitchers and he is closer to the major leagues.