The Lansing Two
I think this year AA goes for the big bat, even college. Few good one's like Bryant and Wilson.
If not can't go wrong with Mark Appel who I think could still be available at #10. Even though he's a Boras client, you can try to low ball him a deal since he's a senior and if he doesnt sign this year he's pretty much fudged. Get a few years out of him and trade him before arb.
Or just go with a young upside arm -- cant go wrong.
Either way decisions, decisions as I don't see the Jays getting another protected pick for a little while (if all goes well and we all know thats never a guarantee).
Last edited by Krylian; 12-10-2012 at 07:41 PM.
Astros didn't take Appel 1st last time and I'm guessing they'll repeat that trend. Guy has way less leverage this year and if he still has ridiculous demands, the teams at the top are going to be better off saving some money on their first pick and then getting another guy who fell later on with the extra money (like what the Astros did getting Correa at 1 and then McCullers at 41).
And I don't see it happening but Bryant or Wilson would be such a good fit.
If Appel were to fall to us we'd be ****ing stupid not to take him.
Things will always work out in the end, but if you want them to turn out a certain way... You need to make it happen.
I think you just have to go best player available, regardless of position.
I know hindsight is 20/20...but looking back on those drafts it just hurts to know the kind of talent that was out there to be had...JP simply failed year after year at finding them.
I know JP wanted to compete sooner rather then later, but we missed out on several superstar level position players under JP...not just Tulo. I would say choosing Ricky wasn't anywhere near the biggest oversight made by JP and his scouts.
So this is not a 20/20 hindsight case. This is a prime example of what not going after the best player available and not listening to scouts and front office can do.