Teams draft a disproportional number of CF and SS because the best players on a particular team (therefor more likely to be drafted) are more likely to play those positions. If you are in left field as a high school player odds are you aren't going to be a ML prospect down the road.
By the time I left LA in 2006, I felt like the only way to survive there was to find a neighborhood where almost everything you liked or needed was within walking or biking distance or, in extreme cases, a few stops away on an express bus route. I considered myself fortunate to find a life where I used my car only once or twice a week for mid-morning shopping expeditions and trips to places like the dentist's office. But it really cut down on the number of parties I could go to.
Joshua Tree is a fantastic place. I went there often on my motorcycle (what I relied on for about 8 of my years there instead of a car, again because of the nightmare of L.A. traffic). Sometimes I would stay at one of the spa motels in nearby Yucca Valley or Desert Palm Springs--so serene and arid it was a perfect place to read and write. Other times, I would just unroll a sleeping bag under one of the big boulders in the park, listen to the coyotes, and see their pawprints in the sand around me when I woke up.
I think Elias subscribes to best player available. But, he has a philosophy on who the best players are.
To be crystal clear, if Torkelson looks like the best hitter available at no. 2, I wouldn’t be hesitant to pick him. So long as Elias is completely sold on his bat. But, that’s 7+ months away.
So you mention Diaz, who is projected to play right field. Why not just mention Santander who would be in Left? You can see how it would be confusing when you mention a guy that plays CF/RF while talking about LF/1B/DH types.