toonsterwu wrote:Draft vaguely reminds me of our 2008 draft (Cashner, Shafer, Chris Carpenter, Justin Bristow early on). I actually liked that draft at the time, so I'll reserve judgment on this one, but time obviously hasn't made that class look all that great.
I'm just curious what their plan is with all these arms in terms of timeline ... are they going to go slow and work them slowly up the ladder, stretching them out? I mean, we're slowly getting some arms into the upper levels, so it's hard to see these draft picks squeezing guys out of spots out that fast.
on the other hand... cashner got us rizzo (and i think chris carpenter got us theo, lol), so.... win?
Hey, the draft's to get talent to use, so we used it and sure ... that can count as wins. That draft also did produce Josh Harrison, Jay Jackson (who's seen some times in the bigs), Ryan Flaherty, Jeff Beliveau, all guys who saw times in the bigs, so it wasn't a total disaster, but dreams were a bit higher. That's the risk of a pitching heavy draft.
It also produced my favorite minor league name ... Rebel. Rebel Ridling.