Originally Posted by Benihana
Fair enough, but SS are very hard to come by as well. Just look - Arizona just had to trade one of the biggest pitching prospects in baseball just to get a SS that projects by most as a second-division starter.
Oscar Mercado is the best one in this draft. Would be great if he somehow falls to #30.
The problem is that people draft shortstops for their possible bats. Then once it's shown they aren't top defensive guys, they move them off of short. Leaving us with glove only guys. Problem is, we don't even have THOSE now. Get solid SS defenders and let the bats develop. Those Cal Ripken / Barry Larkin bat plus glove combos don't come around often...and nowadays, they'd get moved off of short most likely anyway.