I'm not one that thinks there is an overall terrible pick to be made, unless this team pulls a player from the second round out of it's draft hat for the #5 overall pick. There seems to be a surplus of good prospects to pick from that the aforementioned strategy shouldn't come into play, unless this team is copying the Bill Bidwell financial model. So since we're so close to the event in question, here are some of my thoughts about what could happen:
We take Hosmer at the #5 spot. Yeah, it goes against what is out there for what we're supposed to do...and that's the point. If this guy's power stroke and ability to play 1B or RF is all it's cracked up to be, we can't pass on him. This is the type of prospect who gives the franchise flexibility and that left-handed bomber that would have his own Countdown to McCovey Cove clickers. Alvarez, Smoak, either Beckham, Matusz, Skipworth, Alonso, Crow, Wallace, etc. would all be fine picks as well and I'd love to have them. Just something says "we f'n need this guy" when I keep reading about Hosmer.
Wouldn't be surprised if the first three players were all position players and if the ratio of hitters to pitchers for the first ten picks would be 6:4.
What does everyone else think? We got about 36 hours and some change until we're up on the dog and pony show Bungles calls the first round now.