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6/9/2014 3:05 PM (edited)
I have the #2 pick in an upcoming draft.  I have never seen such a lack of talent at the top of a draft as I have in this one.  Usually if you have a top 5 pick there is a player you can get excited about, but that is not the case in this draft.  My scouting is 17 HS and 17 College so the ratings projections shold be pretty accurate.  These are the 5 players who I feel have the most talent but each have their flaws, especially the position players.  I am interested in what others think of these four and how they might rate them.  feel free to chime in with any comments regarding the players.  

Thanks,  

AceCards


Option 1 2b - Age 19
Bats: Switch   Throws:R
General & Fielding Ratings
Event Season Height Weight OV RA GL AS AA PC DU HE SP PA TP MK
Current - 6-0 173 56 78 56 53 42 5 61 91 95 54 12 45
Projected - 6-0 188 83 97 79 59 59 5 88 99 95 74 9 45
Batting & Pitching Ratings
Event Season CN PW LH RH BE BR BU PP ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5
Current - 64 14 68 69 32 66 59 32 19 13 4 4 12 30 56 0 0 0 0
Projected - 89 18 94 95 40 94 80 39 24 19 4 8 16 35 69 0 0 0 0

Option 2 SS - Age 18
Bats: R    Throws: R
General & Fielding Ratings
Event Season Height Weight OV RA GL AS AA PC DU HE SP PA TP MK
Current - 6-0 174 53 68 58 67 49 6 54 90 74 59 100 65
Projected - 6-0 197 89 76 91 85 84 9 89 97 77 90 97 75
Batting & Pitching Ratings
Event Season CN PW LH RH BE BR BU PP ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5
Current - 24 62 49 52 64 51 9 49 22 17 13 16 1 20 60 0 0 0 0
Projected - 40 78 80 90 81 84 14 56 32 31 21 29 1 25 69 0 0 0 0

Option 3 - SP/RP - Age 18
Righty
General & Fielding Ratings
Event Season Height Weight OV RA GL AS AA PC DU HE SP PA TP MK
Current - 5-10 202 50 31 27 16 42 7 23 81 65 12 48 60
Projected - 6-1 222 81 38 44 16 71 10 24 89 65 18 48 72
Batting & Pitching Ratings
Event Season CN PW LH RH BE BR BU PP ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5
Current - 16 3 14 15 24 12 47 68 50 56 52 53 33 41 67 53 42 41 20
Projected - 23 4 25 24 32 15 85 75 64 94 90 92 42 48 80 68 70 70 34

Option 4 - Starting Pitcher -  Age 19
Righty
General & Fielding Ratings
Event Season Height Weight OV RA GL AS AA PC DU HE SP PA TP MK
Current - 5-9 166 58 3 37 65 74 0 20 84 42 58 48 58
Projected - 5-10 173 81 3 50 73 100 0 23 92 44 81 48 67
Batting & Pitching Ratings
Event Season CN PW LH RH BE BR BU PP ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5
Current - 25 0 18 10 21 17 43 67 70 59 45 58 77 63 63 54 36 43 0
Projected - 36 0 27 16 21 19 58 73 95 81 71 80 87 79 73 65 51 56 0

Option 5 - Starting Pitcher - Age 18
Righty
General & Fielding Ratings
Event Season Height Weight OV RA GL AS AA PC DU HE SP PA TP MK
Current - 6-1 187 48 21 17 43 35 13 26 48 25 46 37 83
Projected - 6-1 207 79 22 27 49 56 20 31 58 27 71 37 99
Batting & Pitching Ratings
Event Season CN PW LH RH BE BR BU PP ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5
Current - 12 5 24 10 21 15 37 73 49 47 47 52 60 41 65 63 33 36 0
Projected - 20 7 38 18 24 20 61 77 68 80 76 88 90 54 78 78 55 53 0




6/9/2014 2:39 PM (edited)
Who do you pick?




Votes: 45
(Last vote received: 7/9/2014 1:02 AM)
6/9/2014 3:02 PM
I voted for Option 3, but if Option 2 (the 3B... he's not a SS) hits Switch or Lefty, I would switch to him.
6/9/2014 3:13 PM
Posted by kcden on 6/9/2014 3:02:00 PM (view original):
I voted for Option 3, but if Option 2 (the 3B... he's not a SS) hits Switch or Lefty, I would switch to him.
I agree that he is really a 3B.  He would be a no brain pick if his contact was in the high 60's+.  The projected 40 Contact rating concerns me.  I have glanced thru a couple of my leagues and have not really found any players with a contact rating in the high 30's to 40 with similar power, splits and eye to get a gauge on his potential.  I feel he would likely be a .240 hitter with power and and likely to have an obp. around .330 to .340.  While he might have an ops above .800, his contact rating is concerning and not what I normally associate with a #2 overall pick.
6/9/2014 3:52 PM
Option # 6.... The #3 pick next season.. 
6/9/2014 4:05 PM
Surprised nobody is picking option 1. To me, he looks like an elite defensive 2B who can hit well over .300 and steal 70+ bases per year.
Option 3 would be an elite pitcher, if only his stamina were a bit higher. But I'd definitely pick the 2B.
6/9/2014 4:08 PM

somewhat similar bat to your option 2. http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=4031792

i think it's between option 2 or 3...or like willsauve said- just take someone who won't sign and get someone better next season

6/9/2014 4:42 PM
IMO, there is no question.   If a PP doesn't blow you away, always take a starting pitcher.   23/60 DUR/STM is plenty good enough for a SP.     #3 without a doubt.
6/9/2014 6:30 PM
Posted by arcticlegend on 6/9/2014 4:05:00 PM (view original):
Surprised nobody is picking option 1. To me, he looks like an elite defensive 2B who can hit well over .300 and steal 70+ bases per year.
Option 3 would be an elite pitcher, if only his stamina were a bit higher. But I'd definitely pick the 2B.
I don't choose #1 because #3 is a front-end pitcher in my mind. #1 is my second choice, though I would expect him to be in CF for me.
6/9/2014 8:59 PM
#1 is an ok choice for 6th or 7th overall, but clearly #3 is the winner, his dur sta isnt stellar, but his skills are ace material.  He is going to absolutely murder in the playoffs.  And even if he pitches every 6 spots in the regular season it doesnt really matter.  worst case scenario he is going to be a top top flite SUA.  but I think his dur sta will be sufficient for starting.     
6/9/2014 11:50 PM
I'd go for one of the pitchers.  #3 has the best ratings but not sure he ahs the durability to be a starter.  I'd probably go #3 or #4.
6/10/2014 9:40 AM
Even if you don't think you want to use him as a starter (I would), you could use him as a Setup A available in the 6th inning.  If he gets you 120 innings in high leverage situations, that's fantastic.
6/10/2014 11:24 AM
Okay, I'm convinced. Take the pitcher. Better max out the training budget to make sure he actually gets to 64 stamina.

I'd definitely put the second baseman in second place, and I wouldn't be disappointed to end up with him. He'll be good for a .350+ OBP, he'll rank among the league's all time leaders in steals without getting caught much at all, and his range could give you 15 to 20 plus plays per year.
6/10/2014 1:33 PM
imo you should take the best player, and the best player CLEARLY is #2, even if you have to move him to 3B
78 80 90 81 84
along with 77 speed is absolutely ridiculous, he'll be a 30+ Hr / 40+ steal guy and will get tons of + plays at 3B, he is by far the best player out of this group.

the 40 contact will just mean that he strikes out a lot, and that's really not the end of the world. More strikeouts = fewer double plays imo.

My adage is that you should concentrate on the things a player does well rather than be fixated on 1 or 2 things he doesn't do so great.  There's a difference between "not being perfect" and "not being good enough". #2 is probably to be a pretty awesome player, esp if you have 20 training and a good fielding coach

6/10/2014 1:42 PM
He will be less valuable than P#3.    No question about that. 
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