Rising O's wrote:f you've seen video of him, you will have seen a ML body already that only needs to get stronger while refining his potential plus fastball and curveball and improving his change-up. He has a lot of things you look for in an ace, to pair with another potential ace in Dylan Bundy.
ofahn wrote:If you value Buxton to be about the same as Soler, we could have Buxton (in the person of Soler) AND Giolito if DD can get Angelos to spend the money.
CSPitt17130 wrote:Why would signing Soler have an effect on who the Orioles draft? He's 19. Buxton and Giotto are 18. Soler is also most likely a corner OF, not that it matters. Draft best player available. Period. How many elite prospects ever end up being quality major league players? Now you're suggesting (hypothetically assuming they sign Soler) that a 19 year old prospect is something to bank on so they shouldn't draft someone who plays the same position (sort of)?
You don't put up the pretty wall paper until you fix the big honking holes in the wall
ofahn wrote:docjj wrote:I think we'll take Buxton.
If you value Buxton to be about the same as Soler, we could have Buxton (in the person of Soler) AND Giolito if DD can get Angelos to spend the money.
CSPitt17130 wrote:For example, do you think for a second the Rangers would rather have a prospect ranked in the 50-70 overall range (still a very good prospect) instead of Profar, a consensus top 10 and overall top SS, just because they already have Andrus? Wouldn't you rather have Profar and Machado than Schoop and Machado? Drafting for need is ALWAYS a mistake. You ALWAYS draft best available.
birdwatcher55 wrote:Draft this kid at #4 and let Dr. Andrews do the rest
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