Here Is Why The Bucs Should Take A Position Player

2000 Draft   1st Position Player Taken      Adrian Gonzalez       1st  Pitchers Adam Johnson, Justin Wayne,Stodolka,Harrington

2001             1st   PP                                     Joe Mauer                  Prior, Brazleton, Gavin, Josh Karp

2002             1st   PP                                     BJ Upton                    Bullington, Gruler, Loewen, Everts

2003             1st   PP                                     Delmon Young         Sleeth, Stauffer, Maholm, Danks

2004             1st   PP                                     Matt Bush                   Verlander, Humber, Niemann, Mark Rogers

2005             1st   PP                                     Justin Upton              Romero, Pelfrey, Townsend, Lance Broadway

2006             1st   PP                                     Longoria                    Hochevar, Reynolds, Lincoln, Miller

2007             1st   PP                                     Moustakas                Price, Moskos, Casey Weathers, JParker

2008             1st   PP                                     Beckham                   Matusz, Crow, Martin, Lawrie

2009             1st   PP                                     Dustin Ackley            Strasburg, Hobgood, Wheeler, Minor

2010             1st   PP                                     Bryce Harper             Tallion. Pomeranz, Loux, Harvey

Obviously Price and Verlander are the pitching standouts. But look at the list of first position players taken. I play the odds whenever I can, and the odds favor taking the best position player. Rendon.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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