Re: BA's Early 2006 Draft Preview - Has Reds picking....
I agree with you there. If there's no "sure thing" college arm at #7, you take the best player available, particularly if it's close to a "sure thing" positional player.
I agree with M2 that by the time the draft rolls around, there may be a college arm worth taking at #8, but I don't think it should be written in stone to take the best college arm in the first round.
I agree. If I'm the SD and looking at the #8 pick, I have my crosscheckers looking at the top 5-6 college arms and the top 2-3 high school arms. Then, the consensus top 3-4 bats at each level.
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