Originally Posted by Kc61
Agree. If a third or fourth draft choice projects to be a solid major leaguer -- even in a utility role -- he is worth it. Although I wouldn't be too rough on Cairo, he's been excellent.
The key is getting major leaguers out of the draft. Starting players, bench players, starting pitchers, relievers.
And people are being too rough on the Lohman selection. From what I read, he has a shot to be a good shortstop, although without much power.
I realize that the odds are stacked against most draft choices and even a utility guy or journeyman reliever is a success. I just think that you should aim higher in the 3rd and 4th rounds - even if you miss.