Originally Posted by dougdirt
I fail to see your point. Most 18 year old kids in their first full season are going to play in rookie ball. He signed late last year and only got about 2 weeks of a season last year and rookie ball hasn't started yet this year. The fact that he didn't go straight to Dayton at age 18 as a 4th rounder means he was a reach?
You make a good point on Cline. My whole overall point is Buckley and this group tend to undervalue "stuff guys". We don't have a legitimate #1 starter in this organization drafted by this group. Lotzkar might be a possibility but of course he's been hit with the injury bug 2 years running. You must draft #1 types because you cannot get them any other way, rarely anyway. Buckley has a history of this type of thing with a whole bunch of solid but unspectacular #3-4 types and relief types who aren't necc. high leverage guys in Toronto as well. Very few who can get the ball over 93-94 MPH. It's great he's getting who he is getting but he needs to add a few potential high impact types every year as well. You typically find those guys in the 1st 5 rounds or so, we just don't attempt to find them.