Snakes Gould wrote:
i was joking.
see to me, even if braun hit .350 with 50 hr and you had him ranked 1 overall in the preseason it wouldnt be a "good projection" by you. it would be a risky/you getting lucky. i give you props if you really thought he would keep up last year's pace, or even improve, but i dont classify it as a "smart" thing to do. i dont know if that makes sense, and im not trying to come down on you, but its pretty late and im short with words.
I think you are saying that since Braun was not considered a top 5 pick, more of a 2nd round pick, that taking Braun before early 2nd round was a reach because Braun could be had early 2nd round. Problem is, say I have the 5th pick, I think Braun is the best pick here, if I don't take Braun with the 5th pick, odds are I do not get Braun in the 2nd. So if I don't take Braun with the 5th pick and instead take Pujols, Miggy or Johan for instance, I would lose out on the best player available.
Also I don't think Braun had to hit at last year's level to be a top 5 pick there was room for some regression and he would still be a top 5 pick in my book. So call me stupid, for taking Braun, if thats stupid well then thats a compliment.
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