Ender wrote:I expect him to go in the 2nd round next year. People seem to forget he was a top 25 player in 2009 before the freak injury in 2010.
He was terrible last year, people in the front office thought he was taking way too long to come back from injuries, and when he was healthy he was not hitting. It was very possible that Ellsbury would not be with the team long if 2011 mirrored 2010, so people rightfully questioned taking him early.
All that said, since 2008 people have been saying Ellsbury's ceiling is Ichiro-lite, so second or third round seems like a reasonable projection.