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Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby NYMetsGM » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:02 pm

who is the next stud,cant miss, highly hyped ,5 tool star?
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:11 am

Nobody, generational talents don't show up every draft.
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby kab21 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:21 am

Jurickson Profar is the closest right now but he's also considered the current #1 prospect since Harper and Trout have graduated.

Trout and Harper (and Profar) took different paths to superstardom. Harper was considered the future #1 pick as a freshman/sophomore in HS. Trout was a toolsy athlete picked at the end of the first rd. If he was a lock for superstardom he would have been picked earlier. If you want to find these guys then look for the Starlings and Buxtons. Of course you will get a few Tates and Hicks that bust.
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby MaudDib » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:20 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:Nobody, generational talents don't show up every draft.

Really this. Unfortunately we live in an age where most top prospects get hyped like crazy and people then expect the to be HOF type players. But true HOF talents only come around every once in a while.

Crazy as this might sound but really the last guy that is a HOF type player was probably Albert Pujols. Since him there have been a lot of really good players but no one that is a lock for the HOF yet. Verlander needs to win a lot more games, Cabrera is probably on track so is Braun. Maybe I am missing someone obvious but the point is very few players come into the league and immediately succeed and put themselves in the position that Harper and Trout have.
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby HighHeater » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:32 pm

kab21 wrote:Jurickson Profar is the closest right now but he's also considered the current #1 prospect since Harper and Trout have graduated.

Trout and Harper (and Profar) took different paths to superstardom. Harper was considered the future #1 pick as a freshman/sophomore in HS. Trout was a toolsy athlete picked at the end of the first rd. If he was a lock for superstardom he would have been picked earlier. If you want to find these guys then look for the Starlings and Buxtons. Of course you will get a few Tates and Hicks that bust.


i second this... he was actually being looked at as comparable to those other two at the beginning of this season and hes done nothing but excel as a 19yr old in AA ... playing SS!
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:57 pm

I like guys with great upside, even if there is more risk, like age 18-19, or not beyond A ball yet.

Guys like Harper and trout are rare.

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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:53 am

MaudDib wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:Nobody, generational talents don't show up every draft.

Really this. Unfortunately we live in an age where most top prospects get hyped like crazy and people then expect the to be HOF type players. But true HOF talents only come around every once in a while.

Crazy as this might sound but really the last guy that is a HOF type player was probably Albert Pujols. Since him there have been a lot of really good players but no one that is a lock for the HOF yet. Verlander needs to win a lot more games, Cabrera is probably on track so is Braun. Maybe I am missing someone obvious but the point is very few players come into the league and immediately succeed and put themselves in the position that Harper and Trout have.


I think Miguel Cabrera is in the discussion. Remember, he's only 29 even though he's been around forever...

Also, Strasburg, if we don't have to worry about health.
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby Gracysmith » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:27 am

Mike Trout ......

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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby Daddymike59 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:27 pm

Starling Marte

Jurickson Profar
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Re: Who is the next Byrce Harper/Mike Trout?

Postby thedude » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:56 am

Well there are no Harpers or Trouts.

For instance, Baseball America rated Harper 80/80 and Trout 75/80 in last seasons guide. This year the highest rating given is 70/80.

The player who is most likely to be a stud hitter is Oscar Taveras.

If you want a stud pitcher who is likely to break out this season, look at Bundy or Gerrit Cole.
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