I'll get this rolling by throwing out a probably preposterous idea. Why not Giolito? Draft an injured pitcher at #3...that's crazy. Here's my thinkimg. Buxton seems to be the only consensus "can't miss" position player. It seems unlikely he'll survive the first two picks. Zinino and Correa sound pretty intriguing, but, from what I read, may have some holes in their games or may not be good fits with this team. Opinion seems to be it's a weak draft, with few sure things. So, another pitcher? The M's are stocked with close to ready arms and appear to be set for the near future. So, why not draft the pitcher now with the highest potential upside? As crazy as it sounds, I think they're at a point where they can afford to take a risk on the highest upside guy. The M's blogosphere seems to be saying that's Giolito. Hultzen was just the opposite, the safest arm. The other thing is that I am optimistic that this team is on the rise and hopefully won't be drafting this high for a long time. If they want to try to get that future number one stud, this might be their chance to grab him. Let him recover from his injury and have him ready in a couple of years.
Am I nuts?
Edited by The Neophyte, 03 June 2012 - 09:43 AM.