All I've to say on this one is WOW. On what do you guys base this opinion? Give me any data at all beyond a mediocre performance from Marrerro which gives you any indication this was a good draft. It was universally regarded as the worst draft class in many years and our picks so far have been almost universlly bad. Kraus has done well but he is 22 years old in Greenville. They are taking things slow with Buttrey and Calahan ( who was extremely young if I remember correctly) so let's hope like crazy they make it because there is zero indication that anyone else will be a significant mlb level player. An abberation like Lowrie or Middlebrooks could happen but those are relatively rare. Why are we on different sides of this one Moon? The data is clear.
Boom, never in my life have I made definitive judgements about a player based on a small sample size. These guys all have tiny sample sizes.
I'm surprised that you are surprised at my opinion. I have not judged these guys yet. I loved the draft at the time, and no tiny sample size is going to change that opinion. Even if they all go the full season and don't put up great numbers, it won't change my opinion a whole lot... a little bit, but not alot, especially if they are trending upwards as the season ends.
Although I remember people calling last year's draft class weak, I did remember them saying it was deeper than normal in talent, and we had so many picks, I'm still banking on 2-3 players making a significant impact at some point in the bigs.
I don't have "data" to back up my position, but your "data" is miniscule and near worthless when you consider these are the first 15-35 innings these guys have pitched in profesional baseball. Just because selected and tiny sample size data looks "clear" doesn't mean these guys should be labelled as failures so soon in their careers. There is such a long list of great players that started slower than this and longer than this.