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Postby fantasygeek2006 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:42 pm

BA top 100 has their list of top prospects out. My question is, who do you think are the prospects most likely to bust in the majors? Just name off a few guys who you think may be a potential bust candidate.

Chad Billinglsey
Hayden Penn
Jeff Niemann
John Danks
Joel Guzman
Homer Bailey (I love him, but the Reds system/ballpark may ruin him)
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Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:08 pm

I don't agree with Billingsley at all, only way he busts in my mind is with injuries. The rest I can see though: either they are raw, had or could have injuries, or are overrated (Penn).

Anyways here are some guys I think could or should bust.

Felix Pie - I like the kid a lot, but he falls in the tons of raw talent that may not put it all together category. I hope he does well though cause he is one of my fav prospects.

Lastings Millledge - Much like Pie and question whether he will reach his upside.

Jonathon Papelbon - Yeah read any post I have commented on him, not a fan.

Honorable Mention: A. Marte
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Postby fantasygeek2006 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:27 pm

hybrid wrote:I don't agree with Billingsley at all, only way he busts in my mind is with injuries. The rest I can see though: either they are raw, had or could have injuries, or are overrated (Penn).

Anyways here are some guys I think could or should bust.

Felix Pie - I like the kid a lot, but he falls in the tons of raw talent that may not put it all together category. I hope he does well though cause he is one of my fav prospects.

Lastings Millledge - Much like Pie and question whether he will reach his upside.

Jonathon Papelbon - Yeah read any post I have commented on him, not a fan.

Honorable Mention: A. Marte


He's one of my favorite prospects as well. I do have a feelign he is a potential bust too but didnt want to say it. ;-7

Milledge is an interesting choice, everyone seems to think of him as can't miss so I could see him being a let down from wher epeople expect him to end up. I like your other choices as well.
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Postby jvmillion83 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:12 pm

Stephen Drew- injury geneology
Lastings Milledge- NY Media overhypes him
Eric Duncan- With all those strikeouts, he has a 20-30 hr a year Jim Thome career coming towards him
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Postby Purple Haze » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:39 pm

Sean Burroughs would be a TOP Prospect BUST :-o

The rest of the guys mentioned haven't had enough time to be considered busts yet :-°
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Postby Zito is God » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:39 pm

I don't agree, Homer Bailey has electric stuff.

Milledge - I really DO see him as the nest Beltran with a little less power.

I see Duncan, Hughes, Penn, Markakis, Pie, Loewen, Hanley Ramirez, Petit. I also would reach on Reyes because of health alone.
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Postby Purple Haze » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:41 pm

Potential "BUSTS" Salty :-o
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Postby clevername » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:03 pm

jvmillion83 wrote:Eric Duncan- With all those strikeouts, he has a 20-30 hr a year Jim Thome career coming towards him


Duncan should be so lucky to "only" have a Jim Thome career. That would not include "20-30 HR" a year...more like 40 a year.

Duncan is not in Thome's league.
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Postby brandnew » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:53 pm

Purple Haze wrote:Potential "BUSTS" Salty :-o


I'd like to see your reasoning on this one... I've never heard one person ever consider Salty a potential bust... take him out of Myrtle Beach and his numbers would be excellent.

Guzman and Hanley for me...
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:00 pm

Purple Haze wrote:Potential "BUSTS" Salty :-o





Bust :-? :-? I really don't think so at all. I got a chance to see him play quite a bit last year, and he has lots of talent for sure. I do see a possible value lowering of him possibly coming though if McCann has a very nice year like expected and then Salty has to move to 1b to make the big league team. Salty's stats at catcher would be awesome, but his stats at 1b would be just average or maybe a little above average.
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