Originally Posted by edabbs44
Yeah, while there are always exceptions you are really going to see the impact guys go early. Maybe that's the philosophy...take the "safer" guys in the high risk rounds. Maybe they don't hit the ceiling, but maybe they don't hit the floor either.
That has also been Chris Buckley's MO throughout his career, including when he was with the Blue Jays. His other trademark is taking college relievers with starter-type pitch repertoires (and thus less arm strain) and attempting to convert them to starters.