pokerplaya wrote:In my first post I had said RJ 3 years ago - a legit number 1 pick. You responded with no pitcher is worth it. I then sighted what could be estimated for RJ during his heyday, and asked why that couldn't be a number 1 pick.
And I thought I answered this from my prespective, guess I can try again.
You can take whoever you want as the #1 pick, no one is saying he couldnt be taken #1, I'm sure there are people who did. But the unpredictability of pitchers makes it a hugh gamble to invest a #1 pick in. You could have taken RJ as the #1 pick in 2002 after his great 2001 season and done fine. If you took him in 2003 after his great 2002 season you would have been burned. Most owners would rather take a consistant hitter with a top pick simply because they are lower risk with just as great of reward.