Some interesting comments from Jim Callis:
This from Jonathan Mayo in an interview with PressBox:
From an article on MLB.com, regarding who baseball execs favored to #1, Torkelson or Martin (Tork won handily):
Yes. He already gave it to you. There are essentially no TOR starters. Certainly neither of those guys have trailing statistics to mandate that they will be.
I like both theses pitchers. I do not see a Ben McDonald here.
I am a fan of both Martin and Lacy. Most draft experts rate Martin better and most have the Os selecting Martin at 1:2.
One writeup of Lacy says that he has the highest ceiling of any pitcher in this class and the highest likelihood of reaching that ceiling. That is a tempting description to add alongside the profiles of GrayRod and DLHall.
That said, Drungo points out the historical chances of pitchers being selected so high actually reaching their upside. Hitters are a safer bet generally and, for all of WC's knocking of Martin defensively, Martin is likely to remain at a premium defensive position.
Further, this is a draft deep in college arms and one where HSers might slide because they haven't been seen as much. So the Os should have some good options at 30/39 and might be able to take some chances there after selecting the safer top hitter in Martin - at least that is how most experts see it today.