Now should i go for an arm or go for an OF here with the next pick? Here are the best players available: C: Posada, Soto, Montero OF: Damon, Pence, Bourn, Cuddyer, Span, Wells, Bruce, Hart, Swisher, Dye, etc. DH:Vlad, Ortiz, Matsui SP: Oswalt, Wandy, Zambrano,LIllly, Baker, Jackson, Floyd, Garza, Danks, Harden, Scherzer, DIce K, etc. RP: Street, Fuentes, Bell, Franklin, Wilson, Cordero, Jenks, Soria, Soriano, Francisco, Bailey, etc.
Who would you go with next? I have two relatively close picks so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You're into the 'go with best available player' section of the draft. I like Floyd, Harden (a risk but I like him), and Scherzer. Stay away from Oswalt. He tore my heart out last year; I think he's about done.
I would go with Montero, Soria, Bruce, or Wandy Rodriguez
I like what you've done with position scarcity. Why not continue in the vein and take who is in my opinion, the best catcher on the board by a decent margin, Montero. If you really think you can wait on C, I'd grab an Soria instead. He can be elite, and while his ratios were excellent last year, the injury hurt his save totals and thus his perceived value. This makes people focus on the "bad team closer" label and not on the fact that he racked up 42 saves the year prior. Excellent value there. Bruce and Wandy would be my next high upside picks, which if you're going to take OF or SP again, I think is the strategy to go with.
Also, I don't think I'd consider drafting Scherzer at all. The move to the AL, Verducci effect, and most of all, rumors of a move to the pen make him too risky. Let someone else go that route.