Howard was an upside gamble, because he hadn't started a lot of college games, there was more risk.
"Almaraz felt that his fastball was one of the best in the country. Not measuring velocity, but measuring the action, the deception, and the ability to use it."
We've seen this with Velasquez, Pivetta throws slightly harder but his FB has no movement.
But isn't that what we've been asking for, to gamble on upside, especially after the 1st round.
Simmons and Baylor are those kind of picks.