Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
No one should ever draft "for big-league need" except in rare cases where a player might reach the big leagues within one year or something.

You take the best player available 99% of the time. That's what trading is for. The higher your overall talent level, the easier it will be to get what you need later.
Agreed, but I think the need of an organization on the whole and not a major league need is what should be looked at. For example, the Reds do not need an OFer, unless they are clearly the player to take. With Hamilton, Stubbs, Dunn and Bruce in the organization, I'd rather see them go for another position if that player is a viable pick.