Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
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.
It's fine to check those things, but unless my crosscheckers offer to saw off a limb should this pick go wrong then I'd be taking a college pitcher.
I don't usually take this sort of stance on the draft, but with this draft class and given the Reds' needs, any other course looks to me like pure insanity.
Information is always good to have, just don't overthink things. This draft will line up to give the Reds what they need and they need to take it.