Originally Posted by OGB
What exactly is the case against this guy? Zach is on my radar between 35-40.
I have him below a couple of the guys who were on the list last year, mostly out of deference, since they're all very close. Shortstops with a hot glove (his main value) and a decent hit tool definitely have value, but the hit tool is one of the hardest to get a grip on, even with larger sample sizes. See Ronald Torreyes and Dave Sappelt, who hit like maniacs in their time with the organization but have struggled mightily in the Chicago farms. Next year should definitely help solidify his value more.
Sean Buckley is my pick here. The biggest case against him is his K rate, which is horrible, but not the lost cause that Duran is. The poor season he had wasn't even particularly bad, given that he spent time recovering from appendicitis and was playing in an incredibly pitcher-centric environment. Not many players left on the list have his power potential.