Originally Posted by Nasty_Boy
It's Buck, Owings, and Castillo
A Defensive-minded young catcher
A Tommy John recovering A baller with tons of potential
A Rick-Ankiel-light possibility.
The catcher is the most major-league ready - albeit stick-less.
Buck is as useful as a comp pick IMO, since he won't be in the majors anytime soon, if at all, so no better than a high draft pick - sans the signing bonus.
To me, it all hinges on Owings.
If he can return to his 4.3 ERA/1.3 WHIP than he's useful in the short-term for us, which makes it a better deal than 2 comp picks.
of note: Buck did go 5 innings of 1hit, 4K ball in his first stint. That's promising. Still, pretty far to go.