Like I said, it's not that Hultzen is a bad prospect or I dont like him. He's just not ace material. He is a fine prospect, and in a lot of years, would be worth 6. He's just not this year IMO.
Personally, the fact that he can hit really doesn't matter to me. It definitely is a nice thing to have for an NL team. But 2 AB's a week isn't enough to make him a more valuable prospect than a better pitcher. Grade them on pitching alone. MAYBE, if you had two identical prospects, you could give the edge to the pitcher that can hit. But grading guys with different stuff, it really shouldn't factor in to the equation IMO. Im not taking Hultzen over Jungmann on stuff or the fact that he can hit. I know nobody is saying such, just saying, thats the point Im making.
The consensus is pretty much that Cole, Purke, Jungmann, Gray, and Barnes are better prospects than Hultzen, just among college arms. Depending on the person, you could factor in guys like Bradley and Stilson, also at the college level. Most lists have two or 3 high schools guys(varying names) above Hultzen as well.
With the sixth pick in the draft, theres no reason to draft the 8th or 9th best pitcher. Doesnt matter if he's the best hitter of the group, and doesn't matter that he's local.
If somehow he falls to 23, snag that kid in a minute. Just don't think he's worth 6th overall in this draft.