Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Well they sure haven't set the world on fire Doug. Watson is just now having any real consistency besides Low A ball where he could get away with 1 good pitch, Scott Carroll has done what but toil and Cline has barely even pitched yet after close to a year being with the organization. I'd like to see a bit more out of top 5 round selections. You have guys drafted after them who actually have better track records of some success just in this organization alone. 3 years from now if Boxberger is in AA and maybe has a shot at being a good reliever will that be considered a good selection by most here, by anybody? For a 1st round selection? No I doubt it.
I think Doug makes a valid point. Sure...there may be 30 great picks or so each draft...but the first round or any round will contain picks that won't all pan out. And this will happen to EVERY team. But who would've thought Hererra (a 45th rounder) would be a very servicable (at least thus far) major league reliever? Scouting is very important, but luck is too. And development...and the Reds, historically, have been awful at developing.
I think some of the criticisms of those players named...you have to give a little more time to. It's a little early.