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
Didn't say you did. Just pointing out that if it's the "ONLY encouraging sign spending wise," it's also the only place we should really be yearning to see an increase in spending at this point in the process. When this started (between 2018 and 2019), we knew it was going to be a long-term tear-down and rebuild. They've spent on infrastructure and international amateurs, which is exactly what the Elias roadmap said before the 2019 season.