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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby RedHopeful » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:20 am

Havok1517 wrote:Adam Hyzdu - Coming out of HS, he was the next great hitter...nope

Good mention. Remember him being the next great one when he broke Ken Griffey's season home run record.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby MentalPowerHouse » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:47 pm

Jose Cruz JR has to be the stereotype for this.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:46 pm

I believe Jason Kubel was a highly touted prospect and hadn't impressed till he showed some flashes last year.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Another Blown Save » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:46 pm

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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:46 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
Yoda wrote:Corey Patterson should be near the top. Austin Kearns also.



I wouldn't say they're failed prospects as they've had decent careers are still reasonably young at 30 and 29 though they for sure have not been as good as advertised. I would have said Marlon Byrd until last year as well and Josh Hamilton until 2 years ago.


I wouldn't call their careers decent at all.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Oliver1212 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:59 pm

Alex Ochoa?
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby kab21 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:44 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I believe Jason Kubel was a highly touted prospect and hadn't impressed till he showed some flashes last year.


Kubel never had the speed tool pretty much only the hit tools. And he tore every ligament in his knee (at least most of them) which is why it took him a bit longer to come back.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Field » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:23 pm

MentalPowerHouse wrote:Jose Cruz JR has to be the stereotype for this.


Cruz Jr certainly didn't live up to his high expectations. After looking at this stats, he was actually better than I had remembered. He had 2 seasons with 30+ homeruns with the Jays, which I completely forgot about. 200+ career homeruns is nothing to sneeze at.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby hybrid » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:06 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:Dee Brown


Great mention, he was/should of been so good.
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Re: Failed 5-Tool OFs

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:06 pm

Yoda wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
Yoda wrote:Corey Patterson should be near the top. Austin Kearns also.



I wouldn't say they're failed prospects as they've had decent careers are still reasonably young at 30 and 29 though they for sure have not been as good as advertised. I would have said Marlon Byrd until last year as well and Josh Hamilton until 2 years ago.


I wouldn't call their careers decent at all.


I would as Kearns has started for 7 years while averaging around 14 hrs a year and Patterson has played 9 years averaging around 11 hrs and 20 SBs (1 24HR 32SB year). Not the superstar numbers and both could still produce but there but that is decent as both have fought off injuries as well.
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