Well here is your first overslot guy. Big High school right-handed power hitter with a power arm. This is where the Orioles money comes in handy because few team would have been able to buy him outta of his college commitment at this point. Reportedly has a $1.5 to $2 million number to buy him outta of his Florida commitment. His price tag is most likely was why he's still available in the 4th round. That and the fact that his swing can be a bit inconsistent. Had an exit velocity of 107 MPH in g
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.