Wayward Ditch Pig
The organizational drafting focus was taking high upside pitching prospects because AA believed their was a market inefficiency regarding the value ascribed to them in trade value vs their real value to an organization.The last drafted positional every day player we had is Pillar for a near decade , embarrassing from our previous regime
He kind of turned out to be right. He also made it a point to target positional players in trade and free agency. Edwin, Bautista, Donaldson, Tulo, Travis (who looked really good until he fell apart physicaly), Reyes, Smoak were all guys added through trade. Martin through free agency.
It's kind of hard to knock the guy who built one of the best offences in baseball for not drafting position players, no? Especially when in his wake he left Vladdy and his staff were responsible for Bo.