Like Levi Michael, or others? We can play that game all day. Teams use 20 pitchers a year, you need a lot of pitching. If you won't draft it early, you need to be willing to trade prospects and sign free agents....or rely on late round picks and IFA.
This is really a pointless game. I don't think anyone saying don't draft pitches or don't draft hitters, and it's really easy to make mistakes along the way. What is it, like 50% of first round picks ever amount to anything?So let's just kill this tangent.
The issue with that draft was (at least in my opinion) your top pick plus Enlow, Leach, and Rooker… all of whom the Twins coveted. Leach has been the only one in this group who hasn't really taken strides forward, though he hasn't been that bad either... just hasn't been that good. The book is clearly still out there, and will be for another 3-5 years most likely. Could they have gotten those 3 if they drafted Gore or McKay? I don't know.
Personally, if I remember right, McKay was my top choice though I think Wright was up there too. I really didn't like the Lewis draft until they got Enlow as well. As others have pointed out, I'm not sure they get all 4 if they don't take Lewis... and like it or not, when it comes to those cheap pitching prospects, the more the merrier.