Found September 08, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
As recently as a year ago, Andrew Friedman was the resident genius in baseball. This was especially true when it came to building a farm system. It’s a lot easier to build a farm system when you have one of the top picks in the draft every season. Since 2008, they have not picked in the top twenty at any time because of their success on the field. They have been able to have some success, but the numbers of brilliant prospects has reached a minimum. For his efforts, Friedman has done a good job of making sure that a pipeline of pitching continues to flow through Tampa Bay. Timothy Beckham was the last number one overall pick and the last position player of consequence to be drafted. He has performed okay, but his second elicit drug positive test seriously cut into his progress. He probably is not a shortstop and it will be interesting to see if anything happens with him.     Age LV How BP BA MLB POS C Justin O’Connor 20 A D NR NR 18 NR ...
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