Who’s Your Haddy? sends: 2017 2nd Round Pick
Capital City Ironmen sends: $6 2017 Auction Budget, 2017 4th Round Pick
Andrew’s thoughts: So for six bucks, I moved up from the 51st to the 24th pick and took Lourdes Gurriel. Yay.
I felt like this was a fair risk/reward scenario. I pay six bucks and if Gurriel sucks, oh well, I’m out six bucks in a year where I’ve got a bunch of budget space and the pool may be weak. If he’s good, then he’s $1 next year and cost controlled for six seasons total. Even if he just ends up being a bench piece, it’ll be worth it I think.
I have no idea what Gurriel will be, but the good news is I’m not buying a teenage prospect here. He should see the bigs sooner rather than later, maybe even this year, so it’s not even like it’s going to take years to know whether or not the $6 investment will pay off.
Jordan’s thoughts: Again, who they actually pick I don’t think really matters here. We’re at the point of the draft that the picks are as long as a long shot can get. If you like it, its worth pulling the trigger. Again, the price and market seems to have corrected here, and I like it.