The one advantage of drafting a long pipeline of SS is that they are the best defensive players on the spectrum and can easily move. Stott could easily be more of a 3B prospect anyway. Garcia will stick at SS but his bat is a question. Baylor is a good athlete that could play in the OF potentially. Kendall Simmons played more 2B last year than anything else (probably because of Stott, but he is a little big for SS anyway).
I always hope they take the best player available that will sign for their dollars. Not much hope for them being creative in this draft without a second round pick, so not limiting yourself in the first round is the right thing to do.
I think it is also pretty clear that the scouts and writers doing the mock drafts have less of a clue as to what teams are thinking. The Athletic had a chat with Law and Mayo and they both admitted they are flying blind here. Yes they talk to teams, but they also cannot see when a team sends a bunch of scouts out to look at a handful of prospects. We all paid attention when Pat Gillick made a personal visit to a prospect. They see none of that this year. Plus we have a new person running the draft with no track record.
ESPN: 2-round mock - Cavalli