The more I read up on this guy the more I'm intrigued I am especially if he's a high exit velocity guys as some have heard. Ugly swing but generates productive bat to ball contact consistently. Some believe his upside is 20 homers power wise so if his power develops, his hit tool, speed, and plus defensive abilities in center field should make him at worse a 4th outfielder, but with a chance to be a solid major league average CFer.
I don't think we really disagree all that much. I'd like to just add that just because I'm pointing out that his player acquisitions so far have been less than successful does not mean it will always be that way.
It's not like taking chances on guys like Ruiz or Wojo wasn't worth a shot considering the internal alternatives, it's just that his process has yet to yield any real fruit. For all of Duquette's down points, he did find Santander in a Rule 5 draft and Nunez on waivers even towards the end of his reign.
I'd just like to see Elias and crew find a diamond in the rough and polish it into a jewel with their process, scouting and coaching.