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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:10 am

Someone whos doing the opposite: Anthony Reyes
Was once a top prospect but just saw his last 2 starts in the minors:
1.2 IP, 9 ER, 4BB, 1 K
Very next start:
1 IP, 1 Hit, 7 ER, 6 BB

I guess you could put it on control issues? :-°
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:38 am

Player who gets the most out of his talent

Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:15 am

StlSluggers wrote:
Player who gets the most out of his talent

Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.
Plz let it be Pedro Feliz.

Unfortunately I think he already is getting the most out of his "talent".
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:20 am

Syfo-Dyas wrote:But for me the player who got the most out of his talent, is 5"7 Spud Webb (NBA) who beat Dominique "the human higlight film" Wilkins at the All-Star game's Slam Dunk contest.

I'm 5'7 and cannot dunk a basketball. Spud was obviously a very talented athelete.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:03 am

What an odd question. And odd results. It's like they are equating talent with height. Who is the shortest player who has had a long career? That's what they should have asked. The correct answer would be A-Rod, but it doesn't look like he was even considered. Somehow you have to not have much talent to get anything out of it, apparently.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:35 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:But for me the player who got the most out of his talent, is 5"7 Spud Webb (NBA) who beat Dominique "the human higlight film" Wilkins at the All-Star game's Slam Dunk contest.

I'm 5'7 and cannot dunk a basketball. Spud was obviously a very talented athelete.


Im 5'8, I was an athlete all my life, I was talented, but Ive never been able to touch the rim. I wasnt even close.
If you are 5'7, it is extremely difficult to jump that high. You need a lot of talent to be able to do that.
Not to mention, to be able to dunk is extreamly rare if you're 5'7.
But talent alone won't make you beat the best of the best. He did it.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby MaximeGravel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:16 pm

JOE MAUER 4TH ???

is this a joke or what...

I mean the guy was drafted 1st overall when he was 18 years old !!!

He has all the talent in the world ... he was hyped as much as wieters or heyward when he was a prospect.

He is a 300 hitter in the majors since his first year (at 21 years old).

Can someone explain to me why he's there at #4 ?

The guy was also a good all-around athlete in college (from wiki) :

Mauer played football, basketball, and baseball for Saint Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders. In his senior year he became the only athlete ever to be selected as the USA Today High School Player of the Year in two sports (football in 2000 as a quarterback and baseball in 2001 as a catcher).
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby carter » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:23 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:What an odd question. And odd results. It's like they are equating talent with height. Who is the shortest player who has had a long career? That's what they should have asked. The correct answer would be A-Rod, but it doesn't look like he was even considered. Somehow you have to not have much talent to get anything out of it, apparently.


i was thinking the same thing - lets just call it "The best short guy award"

or "Major Leaguer with least muscles award"

i can only think of one guy for the "Pot Belly award" ... Matt Stairs
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:45 pm

MaximeGravel wrote:JOE MAUER 4TH ???

is this a joke or what...

I mean the guy was drafted 1st overall when he was 18 years old !!!

He has all the talent in the world ... he was hyped as much as wieters or heyward when he was a prospect.

He is a 300 hitter in the majors since his first year (at 21 years old).

Can someone explain to me why he's there at #4 ?

The guy was also a good all-around athlete in college (from wiki) :

Mauer played football, basketball, and baseball for Saint Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders. In his senior year he became the only athlete ever to be selected as the USA Today High School Player of the Year in two sports (football in 2000 as a quarterback and baseball in 2001 as a catcher).


You're not getting it. Just because you have a lot of talent doesn't mean that you end up fulfilling most of or all of it. For every Mauer, there's four or five hyped players who end up busting.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby MaximeGravel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:15 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:You're not getting it. Just because you have a lot of talent doesn't mean that you end up fulfilling most of or all of it. For every Mauer, there's four or five hyped players who end up busting.


He would get the most out of his talent if he would hit 25 HR and hit 365 every year. As long as he's putting season like 2008 or 2010 I think he's not getting the most out of is talent like Eickstein or Pedro Feliz or even Albert Pujols...
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