How didn't this guy pan out?

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Post by BlueJays » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:23 am

Joel Guzman had 12 tools and none worked out.

Adam Miller was cursed.

Elijah Dukes is still on the run.

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Post by Cardinals » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:48 am

I had forgotten about Greg Miller. I used him as a LOOGY on my team in 2007 and he was decent for his role. But he never could get his control down.

Shaun Boyd, not because I thought he would work out, because he clearly had bust written all over him. Shaun Boyd because Jocketty drafted him to be the 2b of the future when Utley was still on the board

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Post by Mets » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:46 pm

Rockies wrote:Also a ton of top 100 prospects I had over the years.

Chuck lofgren
Trevor Crowe
Billy Rowell.

Also everyone involved in the Santana trade
Mulvey
Guerra
Humber
Not one Mets fan thought they were losing anything in the Santana trade.
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Post by Braves » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Mets wrote:
Rockies wrote:Also a ton of top 100 prospects I had over the years.

Chuck lofgren
Trevor Crowe
Billy Rowell.

Also everyone involved in the Santana trade
Mulvey
Guerra
Humber
Not one Mets fan thought they were losing anything in the Santana trade.
And not one Twins fan thought they were gaining anything in the Santana trade.

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Post by Cubs » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:51 am

Cardinals wrote:I forgot all about Felix Pie, I had him on my roster for a long, long time. I finally gave up on him around 2006. He was the player that made me swear off Latin American hitting prospects
As a Cubs fan - Patterson, Pie and Hae-Seop Choi. I thought Choi would be banging 30 jacks a year with a high walk rate til 2020.

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Post by Cardinals » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:13 am

Choi and Alex Cintron are what'll keep Scott Rolen out of the Hall of Fame, so I have an irrational hatred for both

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Post by Mets » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:42 pm

Fernando Martinez, the teenage hitting machine - although I can see him becoming an average regular in Houston now.
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Post by Rockies » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:56 pm

One from my child hood..

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Post by Rockies » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:59 pm

err.. try this instead


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Post by Cardinals » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:14 pm

Gregg Jefferies made some All Star teams though, he wasn't a bust

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Post by Mets » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:16 pm

Brandon Wood
Billy Beane
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Post by Indians » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Andy Marte

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Post by Indians » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:19 pm

Going way back.....

Tom Goodwin
Al Chambers

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Post by Cardinals » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:42 am

Let's throw Alex Reyes into this discussion. I remember watching him in Philly with JP and Nick behind the first base dugout in 2016 and he was dominant. Could've traded him for pretty much anyone in baseball. And he we are 3 seasons later and he's a 25 year old in AAA that can't stay healthy enough to get called up.

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Post by Mets » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Let me go through some Mets prospects:

Generation K (Paul Wilson, Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher)
Fernando Martinez (the teenage hitting machine)
Lastings Milledge
Alex Escobar (traded for Alomar Jr)
Ike Davis (though he was productive before getting valley fever, etc)
Mike Pelfrey (although I never liked him when he was picked as his ceiling profile was Jason Schmidt at the time)

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Post by Pirates » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:02 am

Milledge is up there for sure. I thought he was going to be awesome.

Brandon Wood is another guy I thought was going to be awesome. At one point in time, I had Braun, Tulowitzki and Wood. I always thought Braun was the safest bet of the three, but really thought Wood was a cornerstone player at the time too.

I'm not sure you can call him a bust because he's had a successful-ish career, but Matt Wieters not turning into a generational type talent was a bit surprising to me.

Mark Appel and Bubba Starling are two pretty big ones too.
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Post by Athletics » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:34 am

Ian Stewart, hit 54 HR's in his first 1120 AB's (w/ solid OBP) BEFORE the age of 26, then fell off the face of the planet.

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Post by Tigers » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:12 pm

Traded up for Mark Appel thinking he was going to be a beast. Alas...

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Post by Cardinals » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Pirates wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:02 am

Mark Appel and Bubba Starling are two pretty big ones too.
Bubba was the centerpiece of my rebuild. At least he finally made it to the majors but man.

And yeah I remember reading an SI cover story on Wieters at the barber shop and couldn't wait to watch him.

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Re: How didn't this guy pan out?

Post by Athletics » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 am

There are so many I invested my time on, I'll update this as I remember them.

CF - Corey Patterson
2B - Andy Marte
3B - Mike Olt

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Post by Cardinals » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 am

I had Felix Pie for multiple years waiting for him to break out. Never happened, and his last name wasn't pronounced the same was as the dessert, which was a major disappointment

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Post by Mets » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:44 pm

Jeff Clement & Bubba Starling come to mind.

Billy Rowell
Donovan Tate as well.

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Post by Mets » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 pm

Joel Guzman & Elijah Dukes

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Post by Pirates » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:02 pm

I loved Elijah Dukes.
12, 14, 15, 17

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Re: How didn't this guy pan out?

Post by Tigers » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:41 pm

Not quite a prospect who bombed, but I really thought Desmond Jennings was going to be a superstar. He had that great speed/power combo and had a couple nice seasons, but could never hit enough and then he got wrecked by injuries. He's still only 33, but hasn't played in the bigs since 2016.

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