Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
I'd rather have Trevor Rosenthal than Bubba Starling, but that's hindsight based (also isn't like they're the same draft class).
I can't give them too much shit on Rosenthal. He was a JUCO SS who had pitched 5 or 6 innings total when the Cards' scout noticed him. Just a case of right place, right time, I think.
ESPN gives the love to the Cardinals and Rosenthal.
Yeah it doesn't look like a Pujols mistake. The Royals scouted Pujols like 5 times and 300 players later the Cardinals took him. He couldn't have looked good to have 300 players go in front of him. But the Royals should have gambeled on the local kid.
Looks like the only reason we have Rosenthal is one scout in the Cardinals that happen to be at the game scouting someone else. The scout heavily advocated for the unknown pitcher. That man deserves a raise and the Royals front office is off the hook on this pick.