I mean there's so many ways you could go. I'd probably take the best available player that's either a OF, SS, C or SP....I wouldn't focus as much on the position here as much as the best available when you pick
c-olivo 1b-d lee/smoak 2b-mcgahee 3b-zimmerman ss-Rollins/theriot OF-upton, choo, mccutchen, damon, (sizemore on DL) RP villanueva papelbon feliz SP gallardo, dempster matusz maholm bailey e jackson (brett anderson and webb on DL)
Early in the draft, just go best available. I'm not a big fan of drafting closers early, so I'd probably see what OF are available. Still, if a top-tier C, SS or SP are on the board, I might move on one of them, too.
Mulliniks Watch: Still stuck on 1325 games 3569 AB 445 R 972 H 73 HR 435 RBI 0.272 AVG 15 SB
You have 3 UTIL spots, which reduces position scarcity. I would go for the best two bats available. Your staff already has an excellent foundation, so you can afford to wait. Unless there is a ridiculous value at SP available, like a Felix/Haren/Verlander, grab the next two bats.
sigriffey wrote:To clarify, what are your thoughts on me taking Ethier (or Makakis) and then Wieters with my back-to-back picks?
I would take this route. You have an excellent pitching staff already and my preference would be to concentrate on assembling quality hitters at the right value to build around Pujols/A-Rod/Utley. Take the best player available.