Originally Posted by dougdirt
Love the pick. To be honest, I didn't have him on my radar because of where other palces had him ranked, he didn't seem to fit the #14 area or the #49-57 area so I didn't really check in on him. But after reading his scouting reports and watching the video all I was left thinking was "how the heck* was this guy ranked so low"?
You are telling me that a high schooler who throws 92-95 MPH, touches 99, has an above-average breaking ball and a change up that at least shows you something with good mechanics in a weak draft was in the #30-40 range? Please.
I kinda agree. If they went with a pitcher, I wanted a HS pitcher with upside- even if it meant more risk and a longer development window. They didn't take the guy I wanted (Giolito) but I'm OK with the pick.