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I was doing a mock draft with a buddy last night, and he had the fourth overall pick. This is probably the most interesting pick in the entire draft assuming Trout, Braun, and Miggy go one-two-three in some order. The fourth pick can go any number of ways. There are several excellent outfielders who offer a power/speed combo like Andrew McCuthcen or Matt Kemp. Or you could go the 1B route and take Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, or Joey Votto, the only truly elite 1B options this year.
Or you could do what my buddy did and take Robinson Cano. When asked why he went with Cano his answer was obviously position scarcity. Second base is a traditionally shallow position, and Cano is the only clear elite option at the position. But is second base really shallow? And is Cano really a clear top ten player?
Depth at Second Base
Let’s start here. After Cano there is a pretty clear second tier consisting of Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Kipnis, Aaron...