teddyballgamemvp wrote:Lopez was always viewed as a disappointing phenom. He's just realizing his potential. It actually would have been more a shock for him never to realize that potential than for him to remain a piece of crap.
Jose Lopez? Here's a couple other guys that you would probably characterize as "disappointing phenoms." Miguel Tejada, Jose Vidro, Omar Vizqel, Craig Biggio, and Alex Rodrigez should be added to your list then. They all ended up pretty good after struggling in their first foray into the majors. They all were VERY young when they first came up (19-22). Bottom line, if you look at his minor league numbers, you could see that it was only a matter of time before he was able to handle MLB. Not too many 20 year olds are successful.