I liked what Barber did too. Though I would say that without a baseball season this year, there is more reason than ever to draft loud tools because it is usually players with tools that develop. Abel was a more typical upside play, but one could argue that all three college picks were players that had some tools that projected above their draft position. These are the types of players that might have improved their draft standing considerably with a good junior season. That is probably a good strategy to get higher end value in this weird time.
I wonder if this tells us much about Barber's philosophy. He clearly likes higher end tools, but he might employ a different strategy if he had the full baseball season to see players develop. We also did not learn too much about whether he likes HS or college players and what his strategy would be with a traditional draft pool and flyer picks. I do like what he did in this limited space however.