I have seen 2 sets of published projections for Ichiro next year. They are:
110 Runs, 11 HR, 64 RBI, 29 SB, .305 BA
103 Runs, 10 HR, 66 RBI, 32 SB, .338 BA
Now neither are bad, and the 2nd set is pretty good with the .338 BA, but neither stat line impresses to the point of picking him on average with the 32nd pick in a draft. Why would you waste a 3rd rounder on this guy when you could get a Furcal much later. Furcal will score the same or better, hit as many homers, knock in a few less maybe, steal the same, and bat .010 or so lower, but the guys plays SS, a much tougher spot to fill.
I guess what I am saying is that this Ichiro guy is overrated.