SpecialFNK wrote:he is projected as a #2 or #3 pitcher? so maybe this is a stupid question, why is this player being taken first overall if he is only projected to be a #2 or #3?
The answer is, because he's ready today. The only thing that is keeping him from playing MLB this year is the number of innings he has already pitched this year.
MLB ready prospect don't come around very often. It's kind of like minimizing risk in the early rounds of a fantasy draft.