Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Theo has a belief that all-star hitters come from the top rounds, where all-star pitchers develop more from later rounds...... its pretty proven and I think its a decent philosphy. Hard to not like the Bryant pick, of everyone, he has the best chance to be something special in the draft.
I'm certainly not going to ridicule the pick, but I too find it somewhat odd that they passed on an elite arm when their system is devoid of SP talent. Bryant is the best power hitter in the draft so don't get me wrong, but there's a lot of questions of whether he'll make a lot of contact because of all the holes in his swing. He mashed weak competition, but I don't think he can hit a plus fastball with his current swing. I don't think he has the best chance to be something special. Fairly high floor, but his ceiling isn't as high as a lot of others.