No dude you have it backwards. What I said was *you* didn't know who this guy is. You are upset because they didn't take a pick who was valued higher in a mock draft? Please.
Dude, please explain to me what I'm confused about. You are clearly the one that is confused.
1) You keep suggesting "I don't know who the guy (Nolan Jones) is". If you mean I don't know him personally or that I haven't gone to his games with a clipboard, hey, you got me there (did I say I had?)....but he's pretty much a consensus 1st round pick. For the record, I'm not saying anything about Sedlock vs Jones. Jones was higher on every board I've seen, but with you next pick at 54, it seems clear it's unlikely he'd be there....so if you add other things to your BPA profile (which is how I'd guess teams get around the issue with fans)....if you like Sedlock, no issues, no qualifiers, nothing....you scouted him, you like him, take him.
....but when your pick comes at #54 and a Pennsylvania product with LHed power at (likely?) 3B is still sitting there.....jump on it. How hard is that. I wasn't on at the time, but I'd have said the same thing Rob did. I was agreeing with his position. he was saying that (I believe) BEFORE he was not selected.
The argument for going with Akin over Jones is you think he's a better prospect AND you don't think Akin would last 15 more picks at 69.....but the highest I think I've seen Akin is BA at 80. mlb.com was a 119. It just doesn't seem like a big stretch to suggest Akin would be around at #69. You get Jones and Akin.
In that scenario...if you draft Hays at 91 (I like the pick), then you maybe don't get Dietz. Was Dietz higher on your board than Jones too? I guess if he was, ok, but it'd be kind of hard to believe. Dietz was 102 on mlb.com and BA. Jones was in the 20 range.
My point is over 3 picks you get to pick 3 of these guys...Jones, Akin, Dietz and Hays. in every scenario.....shouldn't Jones be one of those 3 guys? Maybe they have a good reason....maybe they were unprepared for him being available there and were scared....but my point...on a baseball message board where we share opinions about baseball is that it's a miss. You are arguing that I'm not allowed to have an opinion. I am sharing the (pretty reasonable) reason for that opinion.
2) "You are upset because they didn't take a pick who was valued higher in a mock draft?" Again, it's an opinion. If we wait to share our opinions 5 years from now, I guess I could always say I was right. I'll just wait for the results and then tell you what happened is what I wanted. I'm not upset. I lose nothing either way. It's a baseball message board. The draft is happening. We're discussing the draft.
I'ts not about the mock draft specifically. The point, if you follow along, is that there was discussion about Jones being taken even at #27. He's a projectable talent that merits discussion at #27 (or even higher). Professionals have that opinion. When we first projected the Orioles draft picks (I made a post on it somewhere, 7 of top 91 picks was the projection), when I just looked at the guys in that range, Jones jumped out to me. Not a big deal, you just read what others think and you fit guys into what you think makes the most sense. There's been lots of discussion on Jones in different forums. As I already said, one of the analysts on MLB Radio specifically was discussing him earlier this week.
It just seems odd that you apparently think we aren't allowed to have an opinion different than what the Orioles do. Where do you get off saying they shouldn't trade a draft pick? You said you didn't agree with that...right? So when you disagree it's ok, but when others disagree with whatever, then you are the arbiter of whether that's OK? Hypocrite much?
3) Please. If you want to be snarky about my position, at least have the courtesy to have my position correct. If you disagree, great, but ideally, you'd present an actual counter point.