It's not surprising that the draft is looking different than many mock boards due to the lack of 2020 data to go off of due to the lack of games to evaluate.
Elias is clearly not afraid to go with a guy with one plus plus tool (power) which is a bit surprising for the #2 overall pick. His hit tool is probably plus as well, but the K-BB ratio prior to his short junior year makes him a bit of question mark when he has to face professional pitching on a nightly basis.
Elias and his guys h
Oh don’t worry, popped up on my screen and I’ve already watched it about 10 times. The camera work is terrible. I can’t believe that they can’t use their cameramen more effectively. But it’s a great play. I wonder if they’re going to score 2 errors in the play or if nobody cares anymore, ha ha
There was nothing in existence at the time to support the emboldened statement. Certainly not his minor league career, nor his performance in the few weeks of spring training that Elias could see. You are basing everything you say on hindsight. Please provide your evidence that shows that Yaz was something other than what he had shown himself to be in the minors BEFORE the trade was made. Until you do that, I'm afraid that you just aren't convincing anyone. That others, most of us in fact, in hindsight, wish we hadn't traded Yaz is quite obvious, but that doesn't mean Elias failed in any way at the time, given the information available to him at the time. There was simply no outcry from people upset about the trade at the time. It was pretty much a ho-hum deal.