He's just a very impressive young man who will no doubt end up doing great things outside of baseball. You can teach a young man better mechanics or how to spin a ball better, but you can not teach a young man the kind of moral courage and compass that Kline obviously has inside.
I will certainly be rooting for him.
Lol. It was definitely not what I was thinking about Santander.
My opinion is I like Santander and like the Rule V story of him becoming good after being plucked from the Indians. But if you can get a good return for him, you trade him. That's the nature of the rebuild, despite our personal likes and dislikes of players.
Well, part of this is how advanced is their bat. I can’t speak for a lot of the guys on the list but Kjerstad is supposed to have an advanced bat, thus why he was drafted high, regarded as the second best power hitter in the draft and amongst the top college position players in the draft.
So I stand by what I said. If he is as good as Elias thinks he is, he will be ready sometime in 2022..if he’s not, it’s likely because he’s been hurt or isn’t as good as Elias thinks. It’s really that simple.
If he was 3+ years away, you don’t draft him #2.