Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
The point he was trying to make is that you don't do that with first round draft picks. The Cubs didn't even to that with Mark Pawelek who was considered an overdraft in 2005.
Except it happens. The Royals drafted Bubba Starling #5 overall last year. BA ranked him #23 in all of baseball this offseason. He is starting in rookie ball this year too.

As for KG, he said earlier this week in a chat that he isn't concerned about the move to start Stephenson in rookie ball at all.