Saw today Profar got resigned - I have to think that Cronenworth may now be available . This is they guy we need . Trade for him sign Villar and get a couple or pitchers and head to spring training . Again Elias should be all over this
Small sample size.
I don't know, maybe they had adjusted, but it sure seems like Elias had him projected higher than the rankings generally did. His K/BB rates prior to USA Baseball were unspectacular/not great. They changed. He said he changed his approach. That apparently changed his profile.
I think Hunter was the rare combo of not being that great but also underrated by Os fans.
I personally didn’t like his homerism. He was very over the top.
That being said, I think he’s a better PBP guy than Thorne. He didn’t get players names wrong, was sober and didn’t have numerous other screw ups. He was also a more excitable guy for homers and things like that.
Thorne is more reserved when it comes to that stuff.
Now, I also think Thorne was more honest about the team and where it was, so that I like a lot more.
At the time of the draft, most of the rankings had not adjusted for his recent (USA baseball, early season) success. Then Elias made statements and people adjusted. Not saying that's wrong, but I think the fact that he didn't have a prolonged stretch with the better approach meant that the composite rankings didn't raise him. If Elias is right, it's a brilliant pick. If he turns out to still have that #10ish profile, it'll depend on the other guys picked.
But under slot was apparently a big part of it if you believe we had targeted over slot pitchers with the Westburg pick, but they were gone.