It seems so simple, the draft. It's just like schoolyard ball. You used to pick the fastest and the strongest and the one with the best arm. You left the little ones waiting for their names to be called. Yeah, you remember that red-headed, freckled kid who got picked last every time. It was so easy!
But, this isn't simple. There's projection and skill, risk with reward, signability and track records. It just goes on and on! That small, red-headed kid has grown up and is now the one some of us want. Yes, I'm talking about Clint Frazier.
See, back then, everything was boiled down to its most basic element. But one thing we have learned over the years is that nothing is that simple, and all of those basic decisions don't always pan out. Now, we understand that the draft is complex, filled with multiple factors and the decisions are that much more difficult.
So, bear with me as I allow you into my mind and share some of the things I've been pondering lately about the 2013 MLB Draft.