Braun: Even though he’s a good young player that can put up great numbers, the risk over taking him over proven guys such as Soriano/Guerrero/Ortiz/C.Lee, etc. isn’t worth it. He could end up putting good enough number up where he has good value there, but I’d rather not take the risk at 2.01. The most I would reach at him is around round 3, so I probably won’t be owning him this year.
Bay: He’s not the 5 stud he once was. He’s lost his speed and after having that brutal year last year I think it’s way too early to gamble on him at 5.06. I’d much rather have a couple young guys such as Pence, C.B.Young, Kinsler, etc.
I think you are missing the word "tool" between 5 and stud.
For the draft, Atkins at 28 was probably the biggest reach, I'd have a hard time committing to him as a top 3 player on my team over guys like Granderson and Morneau who were still on the board.