Carlos Santana is being drafted 40-50 slots ahead of Miguel Montero this year, and if you go the Santana route, you’re paying for upside. A former top prospect, Santana has highly-regarded offensive potential and could be a major contributor to your team if he realizes that potential. However–they key word is if; Montero actually ranked ahead of Santana last season despite fewer at-bats, and if a repeat is in order, you will have paid a higher price to draft an inferior player.
Santana has the higher ceiling, but as I mentioned when I advocated against takingBuster Posey in the 2nd round, I think catcher is a very deep position this year. On Yahoo, guys like Aramis Ramirez and Shin-Soo Choo are being drafted after Santana; I would rather grab one of them at that stage in the draft, and get a guy like Montero later for my catcher slot.
Keith actually ranked Montero one slot ABOVE Santana in his Catcher rankings. Do you agree?
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