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.
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He's 25 years old and will be 31 when he's eligible for free agency. I doubt Elias is worried about holding him back to get an extra year of control. The missed season has put a lot of what Elias typically has done in question.