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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby mweir145 » Wed May 07, 2008 5:45 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Cole Hamels;

He wasn't born he just appeared in a puff of smoke

I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not but Cole Hamels has always been a highly touted prospect.

Cole Hamels outpitched Steve Carlton before he was even born.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby jlm53089 » Wed May 07, 2008 6:08 pm

Ok heres one...

Scott Kazmir was traded for Victor Zambrano.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby Texans13 » Wed May 07, 2008 6:17 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Ok heres one...

Scott Kazmir was traded for Victor Zambrano.



Not at all. Kazmir was a highly touted prospect and there were rumors that he would be traded for Randy Johnson (past not present). Thats why Steve Phillips works in a broadcast booth and not for a professional team. ;-D

Was Kerry Wood a great prospect? Just curious. He was a beast in highschool so I think he would be but im not sure.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby Yoda » Wed May 07, 2008 6:23 pm

Texans13 wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:Ok heres one...

Scott Kazmir was traded for Victor Zambrano.



Not at all. Kazmir was a highly touted prospect and there were rumors that he would be traded for Randy Johnson (past not present). Thats why Steve Phillips works in a broadcast booth and not for a professional team. ;-D

Was Kerry Wood a great prospect? Just curious. He was a beast in highschool so I think he would be but im not sure.


Yes Wood made the majors as a 21 yo so he didn't come out of nowhere.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed May 07, 2008 7:10 pm

Texans13 wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:Ok heres one...

Scott Kazmir was traded for Victor Zambrano.



Not at all. Kazmir was a highly touted prospect and there were rumors that he would be traded for Randy Johnson (past not present). Thats why Steve Phillips works in a broadcast booth and not for a professional team. ;-D

Was Kerry Wood a great prospect? Just curious. He was a beast in highschool so I think he would be but im not sure.

Steve Phillips didn't do that trade, it was Jim Duquette
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby Eagle Baseball » Wed May 07, 2008 7:57 pm

Dallas Green knew of Ryne Sandberg and was able to get Philly to add him as a throw in on a Bowa for DeJesus trade.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby IVIisfits138 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:12 pm

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Pogotheostrich wrote:
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After the Rays took him from the Astros because they left him unprotected, than we traded him :,-( :,-(

I know this is about hitters but Abreu and Santanta were both rule 5 picks from Houston. !+)


Wow, Santana was too? Astros player development guys sucks


Astros had to choose between Hidalgo and Abreu at the time. Prior to Hidalgo getting shot it appeared that he was going to be a solid, if not better choice.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby markj11 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:42 am

I guess since everyone is mentioning pitches (I thought the OP said something about just hitters) I'll throw in Mariano Rivera.
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby soccerballer002 » Thu May 08, 2008 5:48 pm

That Babe Ruth guy that was named after the candy bar...he wasn't even in Baseball America's database so obviously no one had heard of him...
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Re: MLB players who have came out of nowhere?

Postby CineMamet » Thu May 08, 2008 5:55 pm

mweir145 wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Cole Hamels;

He wasn't born he just appeared in a puff of smoke

I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not but Cole Hamels has always been a highly touted prospect.

Cole Hamels outpitched Steve Carlton before he was even born.


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