04-19-2012, 02:14 PM #21
Pitching is always priority #1, always. Good pitching keeps you in games, leading to more wins -- much more so than offense will on a consistent basis. That said, if there are no #2 projected starters or higher, go with the best player available, IMO.
04-19-2012, 04:39 PM #22
Good comment Richter....way too early to get excited about Revere, Benson or Hicks. My god, don't people understand that there are only a handful of players that ever come up from the minors and stick for good. Its a development process that is not an exact science no matter how much statistical analysis and eye ball tests are done.
04-21-2012, 02:51 AM #23
04-22-2012, 09:18 AM #24The problem is the pitchers available in this draft, here are the numbers from the last start of the top 3 college pitchers projected in this draft: Kevin Gausman - 7 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, Kyle Zimmer - 8 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, Mark Appel - 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. None of those numbers are ace numbers and all of them give up WAY too many hits, if they're doing that in college major league hitters are gonna distroy them.
I'd Be fine With Zimmer or Giolto @ #2 but thats it on the pitching front. (well Lucas Gioloto is a for-gone conclusion at this point that we won't go that high becuase of little scare)
So for me (ALTHOUGH unlike several fans I'm looking forward to all the high picks in the top 100 selections , and not just #2 overall)
it'd be between
Buxton, Zimmer, Zunino.
maybe Gioloto or Correa or Marrero sneaks in there last minute.
But i can' t wait to see what they'll do in the sandwich round and 2nd and 3rd rounds also.
04-23-2012, 11:42 AM #25