Likewise, if you were listening to the MLB telecast of the draft, you just might think that 300 MLB starters were drafted with amazing tools ready to be unleashed onto the professional ranks. Noticeably, the talking heads would speak somewhat positively about all of the catching skills in the draft while it was actually one of the poorer drafts for defensive catchers. One front office person informed me that the differences between catchers this year and last is almost night and day. The catchers in this class have a lot of work cut out for them to develop defensively and it is one of the hardest positions to develop defensive skill.
All of these views often ricochet around the message boards and turn into a rather confusing collection of dialogues filled with an impressive amount of conviction. That conviction is often tied to Baseball America's rankings, which are often called an industry consensus. That is inaccurate. There was no consensus number one this year among teams. Top 100 rankings vary widely between clubs. Some team rank 200 players and then simply list likes on organizational needs. Here is how the top ten rounds shookout:
Basically, the club went with their board and drafted according to the strength of this year's draft, arms. None look to be exceptional or overslots. They simply look like decent organizational arms that the developmental staff will try to figure out. I am not sure you can say much more than that.