Re: 2012 MLB Draft order
Any concern here that the Reds picking in the bottom half of the first round for the foreseeable future (if things go right) will prevent them from picking up an impact bat? Especially with the new terms of the draft that, I'm told, should move the sign-ability guys back up to the front of the draft?
I know Votto was a 2nd rounder, and so was Dunn, but in that success the Reds were kind of lucky.
My concerns are based on skimming the baseball ref site back to 2000. Most of the impact bats were taken 16th or higher.
Pitching on the other hand accounts for much of the success in the first two rounds of the draft. Perhaps there is some correlation to the quality of pitching drafted over the last 10 years and the league era's we are seeing now?
Anyway, hitting is at a premium, and felt more keenly by Reds fans this year than many in the past.
I'm looking at 2015 and beyond. Will the Reds have to get lucky to find another young impact bat?
(hope this conversation is okay here, seems to be the draft thread)