Originally Posted by dougdirt
Zack Cozart had a position to play.
Juan Duran.... no one has a clue where he can play defensively. Huge difference.
You're making my point. Zack Cozart did have a position to play, and does so superbly, and also had enough of a bat to be a major league starter.
From the day he was drafted, though, Zack was disfavored on this forum. Go back and read the remarks when he was drafted. He had bad buzz. And IMO so does Duran.
They are obviously very different prospects. But I will say that Duran would at minimum have trade value to an AL team. So he isn't without value and IMO has more value than several others already selected this year.
And Duran has shown much improvement, so he's not just some stagnant piece of raw potential. In a different environment, I think he's in the top 25 on the list. Just my opinion.