posted at 9/29/2013 1:43 PM EDT
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Joey, there's a not so fine line between upbeat and an apologist - You obviously can't differentiate between the two. As for Trey Ball - your wonderous #8 pick is utlizing his awesome natural speed to lead his Gulf Coast team to amazing PITCHING heights courtesy of his 6.5 ERA over five starts. He does have an inning in the field so I guess we should withhold judgement until 2026, right Joey?
I hold out judgement until these guys almost reach the RS, and sometimes I don't even think much about them until I see them with the RS.
You're the one that bashed him WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING WHAT POSITION HE PLAYED. That's pathetic. The only part you got right was that he was white. I assume you at least saw a picture. And you racistly assumed he was slow. You didn't even know the guy's position.
To repeat, you didn't even know the guy's position before you started bashing him.
And you have the nerve to complain about Moon not being more positive? How about just acknowledging that bashing a guy you knew nothing about, was wrong?
Joey, keep making nonsense up and we can start calling you Softy - we had the highest pick in decades and we chose a pitcher...not an outfielder with power - that was my beef...the fact that you keep on claiming he is a gifted athlete makes me laugh because he is a pitcher (or a 6 foot six fielder?) You claimed he ran the bases in some nonsense time and I made you look foolish by showing you that he would have had to outrun every prospect in the last ten years to get those times you said he ran...He is useless at this point - a busted draft pick who couldve been taken in a second round given his lack of seasoning (and if he wasnt there, oh well). The only think worse was your instant defense of him despite his long, long, long, long road to mattering to the Sox...He could be great someday - but dont we say that of all prospects....but at #8 you shouldnt have to hope.
That kind of logic is why you are dead wrong. You take the best player available, regardless of position. This isn't the NBA or NFL where drafting for need maes sense, since the guy could be starting next year. MLB draftees can be years away from ever playing. And by that time, we could trade him for an "outfielder with power" or whatwever is needd to fill a void in the system.
Really, this draft had 2 outfuelders with power - Bryant and Frazier. Bother were gone by the time the Sox drafted.
But the bottom line is, you are trying to apply NBA/NFL draft logic to MLB. And while some teams do bring up their first round pick same or next year, it is not common. And never done because the player was drafted out of need, but rather because the player was simply outstanding. (Some like Craig Hansen or Joey Devine are PROMOTED out of need, but neither was drafted because the Sox or Braves needed a relief pitcher RIGHT NOW!)
Teams that draft for need do things like take Ricky Romero ahead of Troy Tulowitzki...