I mean this as a serious question.....why do you think the 2013 draft worked well?
I don't hate the draft, but from 1A to 5 it all feels like overdrafts that we don't even have timelines for success right now.
I hope we DON'T go after players like Hart any move (at least in the early rounds)....and while Sisco seems like he may work out ok, does he have any kind of real projection (impact) on him at this point?
I certainly want them to continue to find guys like Dosch (7th), Horacek (9th), Brault (11th), Yastrzemski (14th), Keller (22nd) after the 5th round...
....but I'm a little leery of early rd talent that squares up HS pitching where you really pretty much on the HIt Tool and athleticism to succeed.
There is absolutely the chance that bigger tools don't translate either, but at least if the tools hit, you have something to project.
I have serious skepticism about Hart but still a long way to go and they have pushed him. He has shown ZERO power which is a concern but he has cut down on his K's a lot while being pushed to High A.
I like that draft for the following reaons.
1. Jonah Heim is a legit catching prospect and either just turned 20 or is about to.
2. Hunter Harvey was better than expected even if it turns out he needs TJ surgery
3. Sisco is a legit bat. Overdraft for you. Doesn't Rajsich get credit for popping him in the 2nd round and Sisco justifying the selction. Doesn't that mean the people who had him lower on their boards were wrong and Rajsich was right? Of course not. You guys never admit to that kind of stuff. Nothing personal, but you draft guys evaluate guys on draft day and the rankings never change in your mind. Sisco could win a batting title in the majors and you would still say he was an overdraft.
4. We don't know much about Seabrooke since he was out all last year but he was another projectionable lefty pitcher.
5. Murphy has had a nice season at Delmarva and is a catcher. That's 3 HS catchers. We'll see if all three stay there.
6. He was still able to draft some nice college bats with Dosch and Mancini.
That was easily his best and deepest draft. Of course, it was tough to have a deep and good draft last year without a #1 or #2.
BTW my, admittedly, very amateurish draft based on reading the BA website scouting reports and looking at the videos goes like this. Based on picking players who are ranked at or lower than our selecting spot.
1. Richie Martin SS U of Florida (very athletic. true SS, young for this draft class. doesn't turn 20 til December)
1A.. Chris Shaw 1B/RF Boston College (power lefty bat)
2. Kevin Blanenship HS SS (solid HS bat in mold of Sisco. Future is probably 3B
3. Desmond Lindsay (HS OF. Power and speed from RH batter) Current 3B. Projects to LF or CF
4-10 Go for the arms.