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
Gotta wonder where AR is at the end of this year. Not that I don't like him, but his hitting transition takes some luster off for sure, and there's 3 guys looking like real studs right behind him.
Conversely, it seems like Joey Ortiz could be the highest riser of the group.
Sure, having a 35 year old changeup artist as your closer is an issue but it is the least of our concerns. We also have issues in OF defense, IF defense, overall offense, starting rotation after Means, etc.
As far as really competing, biggest concern to me is middle infield prospects. We are set at C, we have some really good SP prospects, we have some options for OF. What we really need is a stud SS. Bullpen arm is one hole that isn't too hard to fill through free agency when the time comes.
It wasn't that long ago that Hall was rated higher than Grayson pretty much everywhere. It's true that Grayson's profile has improved, but that still speaks to Hall's upside.
If it has clicked with this guy, you're looking at a nasty 1-2 of Hall/Rodriguez in some order pretty soon.