Russell James wrote:Coco will be traded before the season starts or shortly after.
I don't quite understand how an 11th round pick is a huge risk.
He has a great glove and will be a slap hitter. He will bat around .300, steal 30 and score 100 with a high OBP as long as he gets enough ABs. At Bats are the only thing I am worried about with him.
11th round can certainly be risky. There are a ton of quality players available in the middle rounds, and a lot of guys with imminent breakout potential. I'd rather spend my pick on a guy like that rather than an unproven rookie with questions regarding playing time. There is no guarantee that Crisp will be dealt.
Some picks I've gotten over the years in the 11th round or thereabouts:
Shane Victorino (2008)
John Lackey (2006)
Jason Bay (2005)
Johan Santana (2004)
Carlos Zambrano (2004)
Carl Crawford (2004)