Originally Posted by nemesis
This pick really has you up in arms doesn't it? I remember reading the draft day thread and you seemed besides yourself. Why would they take him with a pick earlier than the 50th if it was a favor? Seems really odd to me as well.
It does because it simply doesn't make sense. He wasn't good enough to even make the team at Notre Dame aas a 22 year old. He wasn't good enough to start there as a 23 year old. It isn't like he is a pitcher who can throw 90+ and just has no control. He is a catcher who got 18 at bats in college through the age of 23. There was no chance someone else drafts him. Why waste a pick? I know there were guys out there with talent available who would have signed. It simply doesn't make sense.