Originally Posted by klw
Was there anyone good on the board when the Reds took Alonso? I am trying to remember.
Most people at the time wanted Gordon Beckham or Justin Smoak.
Ike Davis and Brett Lawrie have turned out to be the best infielders (so far) from that draft, and both went about 10 picks after Alonso was picked. Another 1B Eric Hosmer was selected a couple picks before Alonso.
Buster Posey (5th overall) was clearly the pick of that draft.