Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I suppose my comment on their thinking: isn't it better to chose a guy that actually showed signs of hitting a ball over someone who hasn't hit much at all? I mean, perhaps Selsky is indeed a mirage, but his type of mirage is a much, much better bet than someone who's never shown any plus tool, good offensive league or not.
(And the same can be said about pitching. I realize scouting reports may be important, but success is just as important-- moreso, according to recent sabremetric study.)
Which study are you referring to?
With Selsky, I would absolutely take him over someone who hasn't shown any kind of real tools before, or someone without much performance unless their tools are overwhelming. Like I said, I had him ranked in this range (a few spots lower, but I have no issue with him here at all).