AlMoStLeGeNdArY, on 27 April 2012 - 11:39 AM, said:
Clement is part of the reason why I don't want a catcher first round. However, if you're saying he can potentially be Posey I'm all over that. Posey is a player that I really like.
Also what are some of your thoughts on Buxton ? let's say we had to chose between Buxton & Zunino would you still think Zunino was the pick ?
I always look for the guy with the most power because let's face it the M's offense hasn't been much of anything (i know i know don't draft for need). With that said I've come across the name Victor Roache any chance he falls to our 2nd pick ?
If it comes down to a choice between Buxton or Zunino, I would take Zunino, but there is a good argument for going with Buxton. Here's why. If Buxton reaches his potential he would be a ++ outfielder. If Zunino reaches his potential he would be a ++ catcher. Without trying very hard, you could probably come up with a dozen or more ++ outfielders. How many ++ catchers are there in all of MLB? One? Two? Maybe Three?
Catchers who are above average on defense, and can swing the bat for average, power, and have a good batting eye are like Willy Wonka Golden Tickets: Damn Rare. Zunino is no flash in the pan either. This wasn't his first standout season with Florida. Last year he was ineligible for the draft (freshman) otherwise he would have gone in the first round (IMHO). This year he is demolishing the college ranks in one of the toughest conferences in all of NCAA Division I baseball (SEC).
The one knock on Buxton, and it is legitimate, is that the level of competition that he has gone up against isn't very good. What that means is that any and all of his production is subject to scrutiny. The only thing that isn't are his measurables (HT, WT, Speed, etc).
Don't get me wrong, I really like Buxton and I wouldn't be at all disappointed if the M's take him, but if Zunino is still available, and they take Buxton, I will be pissed...
This is probably all moot speculation since both Buxton and Zunino will be off the board when the M's take the #3 pick.
W/R/T Roache, I don't see him making it out of the 1st supplemental round. Right now, I'm pinning my hopes on Corey Seager or Trey Williams!