Kind of hard to hate that draft. We didn’t go for any of the sexy flamethrowing highschool pitchers, but maybe that’s not such a hot idea anyway. We drafted a bunch of “lefties with a pulse”, continued the quest for a @#$%#$% SS with our first pick, and made one surprise selection of a Canadian who’s always been underrated, is huge, and could be a late blooming steal.
Personally my draft strategy would be “take every pitcher you can find who throws heat and find (or trade for) some bricks who can slug later” (hmmm…the exact opposite of my fantasy draft strategy), but we did get some arms and infielders, which is probably what we’ll need in 4-5 years when we actually have to think about any of these guys again…
Oh yeah, and a big longshot high ceiling guy in Eric Eiland who J.P. is going to spend a million dollars to sign just so nobody can say he’s a big wuss who only takes polished college middle relievers any more. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Hamid.