Cano 4rth pick? If so, then yea, bad pick.
I love the 12th pick. You get back to back picks so there are quite a number of things you can do.
You can start runs on positions.
Johan Santana & Carpenter get picked ahead of you. You follow it up with Peavy & Zambrano. Then watch people panic.
You can grab 2 OFs, SPs, RPs, etc and fill a roster need quickly while others have to wait and hope their guy isnt taken.
Mainly starting runs on positions you KNOW people need to fill is my favorite tactic because theyre forced to grab lesser players of the same position or miss out. Every time they grab the players you want, is a time theyre not grabbing the players you need. And if they dont bend to your will then this happens:
Carpenter, Zambrano, Webb, Schilling, Harden... and my batting didnt suffer too much cus of it.
So either you be a good little boy and make a run at a position, or you say "ill show him" and I get an uber lineup instead.
I love mock drafts.