Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
I know next to nothing about drafting or how baseball players develop before they make the show. No, make that nothing that I know.
So with that disclaimer, I read that the pitcher they drafted in the 2nd round is looking likely to end up in the bullpen should he make the majors. Is that normal for a high prospect? It just seems to me like that would be a waste for such a high draft pick as a starter, aren't a lot of relievers just failed starters anyway and could be found in later rounds?
No, it's not odd. Early first round would be. It's why you saw Stanek fall to the same range. Most teams believe with his command and injury concerns he'll end up in the pen. High end pen choices go in that range.
Now, whether or not our kid (who isn't on anyone's top 100 board) belongs there is a huge question.