lane_anasazi2 wrote:If you have the overall pick because you finished last in 2010, you're probably in no shape to contend and MLB-ready shouldn't be a factor when picking prospects. Rendon has a few lingering questions about his ankle and his power production (that junior year is still worrisome to some people), but he has the pure upside to go #1. If you're rebuilding, I'd take Rendon and then either Bundy or Starling, whose upsides are off the charts, over a guy like Bauer or Hultzen who will be up in 2012 but seem like they have #2 ceilings.
I just took over the team and yeah it's in pretty bad shape, i have no farm system and Alfonso Soriano eats up 50% of my teams salary. I was hoping to get a guy who could contribute as soon as possible. I understand what you're saying though, Rendon should be a stud I just figured you guys would be more in favor of taking the pitching prospect.
I only have 5 picks in the 5 round draft (top pick each round) so I won't be able to get any of those other guys unless they fall to me. The other owners seem pretty competent so I doubt that will happen.