Originally Posted by PolishPrince34
Other than Joe Borchard, Stevan Upchurch, and Jordan Danks we never go over the MLB slot recommendation. Those 3 signings have been great!!!There is a reason why are farm system has been one of worse for the past decade. Thank God we were able to trade Borchard for Thornton.
I'm with ya on that note. It's frustrating we constantly draft guys that sign near slot and when we do bust slots, it's for crap players like Upchurch and Danks in lower rounds. It also doesn't help we do a real great
job of developing prospects, be it tweaking mechanics or giving time to develop.
Having said that, Goodwin did drop to 15th round. If other teams thought he was worth the money, they would have nabbed him higher. I assume Goodwin never intended to sign unless he got 1st round money so once he went past the 1st round, teams just didn't bother with him. Would've been nice to add him to our farm system but not necessarily a huge loss.