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Old 06-20-2013, 05:07 PM
DSpivack DSpivack is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
I don't know man, by WAR, Beckham is already the 14th best 8th overall pick in the history of the Draft...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/dr...e=overall_pick
14/49 is the top third, mostly due to a good first season offensively and good defense for years. He's still bad enough to not be a good long-term answer at the position. I look at him as a mostly failed pick.

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Originally Posted by Hitmen77 View Post
He's just one guy, but maybe Sale is a sign that things are improving for the Sox as far as draft picks are concerned. I agree with Dspivack that Beckham hasn't turned out that great.

Regardless of the Sox track record, i'm finding little solace in us being bad enough to get a top 5 pick. Even among competent teams, it's far from a sure thing to have top picks pan out.
I hope so, but to say that now seems premature. We'll see if any of the toolsy OFs work out, but a lot work in the minors remains to be done if the overall organizational talent is to improve.
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