Originally Posted by Benihana
Wait, so you still don't like the Leake pick?
Again, FWIW, I was with you on Boxberger. I really wanted Tanner Scheppers (and so far, it looks like we were right on that one.) Not to say that the media scouting reports/projections are always correct (they certainly aren't), but they all had both Leake and Grandal projected to go where they did. They had Scheppers ranked much higher than Boxberger, although there were the obvious health questions related to Scheppers.
No I never disliked Leake in fact I thought it was a good pick, just a good safe and cheap pick IMO. Which there is nothing wrong with perse, just preferred others....at the time. Not sure I still do prefer others, get back to me on that one. With Grandal again I don't necc. dislike the pick in fact I like taking catchers with big bats and I really like switch hitting players (though I think he will end up a LHH only if he is smart) and I like the intangibles and polish more than others usually. What I don't like doing is taking a chance on a guy with a flaw that could eventually be a critical one (bat speed) in the 1st round and I just am not a fan of catchers with less than stellar arms, again not 1st round worthy. Grandal in the supp 1st, Grandal in the 2nd I would have been ecstatic about. And I think there were just as safe picks with as much or more upside than him there, so it's really just a issue with not getting the value I thought they could have with the 12th pick in the draft, that's all.