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Old 08-31-2013, 12:57 PM
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He's been barely above replacement level for most of those years. Jury's still out.
Not if we're comparing his career to Jared Mitchell, Brian Anderson or Josh Fields. Even if he's just an average major-leaguer, he is clearly superior to those folks.

Beckham doesn't belong on a list with Mitchell, Anderson and Fields any more than he belongs on a list with Cano and Utley.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:00 PM
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Yep. That list is revolting. It's a damning indictment of the Sox incompetence in drafting players over a 10 year period.

The following players were in the top 3 over the last 10 years or so: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Strasburg, Justin Verlander, Pedro Alvarez, David Price, Mike Moustakas, Evan Longoria, Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, Joe Mauer.

Having a higher pick could matter.
Phil Humber was also drafted in the top three. Nothing is ever guaranteed.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:02 PM
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I thought some scouts have Mitchell as a candidate to be released?
IMO, his status as a former first-round pick is keeping him in the organization. They have invested a lot in him, and they will exhaust every avenue before they give up. Right now, it's hard to be encouraged about Jared Mitchell. There's no way to sugarcoat it. He's had a terrible year.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:38 PM
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Phil Humber was also drafted in the top three. Nothing is ever guaranteed.
Results vary, but if you pick #1 overall you have more people to choose from than the guy picking #2. The rest is results.

I understand any guy can be a bust at any pick. I will still very much embrace the idea of the Sox being able to pick from a deeper pool of talent this offseason.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:04 PM
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Could we see all the top 3s over the last 10 years? How many other GMs have picked busts in those rounds?
It's not an accurate representation of today's draft to judge drafts from 10, 5 or even 3 years ago. The new CBA allows all teams to draft the best talent available, this was not the case just a few years ago.
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