Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Yah, he isn't a BAD player, it isn't like we drafted a kid who was a back up on his high school varsity team. But even Churchill comments there that he has a CHANCE to go in the top 100, and he went top 50, thats a bit of a reach is what I and a few others have been saying. Potential? Yes. Reach? Oh Yah. They don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up current "all star" caliber players from around the league to see where they were drafted. It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that there are a hell of a lot of great players that were drafted in the later rounds or not at all.
There is more "guesswork" with amateur baseball players than any other sport as evidenced by the # of 1st round busts. It's crazy to put much stock in "expert" rankings and projections. This is especially true of high school athletes that will have 5-6 years to work on their game and aren't even close to their "prime."
Who knows? Maybe the Sox saw something in Keon and didn't want to risk losing out. No one knows if he would have been available in later rounds. For all we know, he could have been selected one pick later.