Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Yes, but minimal. Rick has gotten away from this horrid, produce nothing approach of drafting football players and hoping super athletes can develop some tools. Even when he went for athletic upside in Anderson, he did so at SS, a position where Anderson could stick. He has completely shifted how we draft and who we target.
I think his drafting has been a decent mix of polished guys, sabermetric guys and high upside guys. They don't draft players that are extremely raw. Spencer Adams, Andre Wheeler, Trey Michalczewski and Nick Basto are examples of high upside guys that could have a shot at the team down the line. Tyler Danish and Matt Cooper are examples of Hahn's sabermetrics background at work; until they give me a reason, I won't argue with Danish's numbers. Jake Peter, Danny Hayes and Jace Fry are polished players that can have specific roles for the team. I also like the way that he has brought balance to drafting.