Return to Minor League & College Baseball

Lastings Milledge

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby hybrid » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:35 am

newyork wrote:you just seem not to like him very much and don't think that he will have much of a major league career-similar to Jason Tyner, another met center field prospect with similar talents who ammounted to nothing. However, I think Milledge has a much brighter future than Tyner becuase he is just more tallented and is not as much of a 1 dimensional player like Tyner was.


Huh? Ok not sure how I "seem" to dislike him, but your wrong I don't. I have no idea why your bringing up Tyner though, Milledge is way above and beyond him as a prospect and it's not close.

I listed Pie as a possibly bust and he is one of my favorite prospect in the minors, naming Lastings has nothing to do w/ like or dislike. It has to do with my observation and opinion that comes from it.
hybrid
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy Expert
Posts: 6107
Joined: 26 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: miles away from the unordinary

Postby newyork » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:36 am

fair enough
newyork
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 271
Joined: 2 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Brooklyn Dodgerville,NY

Postby newyork » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:52 pm

garf112 wrote:
hybrid wrote:
newyork wrote:you just seem not to like him very much and don't think that he will have much of a major league career-similar to Jason Tyner, another met center field prospect with similar talents who ammounted to nothing. However, I think Milledge has a much brighter future than Tyner becuase he is just more tallented and is not as much of a 1 dimensional player like Tyner was.


Huh? Ok not sure how I "seem" to dislike him, but your wrong I don't. I have no idea why your bringing up Tyner though, Milledge is way above and beyond him as a prospect and it's not close.

I listed Pie as a possibly bust and he is one of my favorite prospect in the minors, naming Lastings has nothing to do w/ like or dislike. It has to do with my observation and opinion that comes from it.


Have to agree with hybrid on this one. Athletic, 5 tool prospects are high-risk, high-reward propositions. The payoff can be huge for the Mets if all goes right in Milledge's development. If things don't go right, Mets' fans will be yelling and screaming about not getting Manny.

I'd put Milledge as a Carl Crawford with less speed, and basestealing ability. He has been caught stealing a ton in the minors. (picked off a bunch, too) But we all see how Crawford's power has begun to develop. I think at his peak Milledge could be .300 with 30 HRs, and 30 SBs. He could also turn out to be like Mike Cameron and go .250 with 20 HRs and 20 SBs. Either way, I think he will become a good major league player.

I wasn't disagreeing with hybrid, as much as it may appear to be that way. In fact I totally agree with his assesment of milledge's talent and potential. I did however disagree with him because from this and the post entitled top prospect BUSTS, I was led to believe that he did not think that Milledge was going to be a great prospect. I brought up Jason Tyner to compare him to someone else that was a mets CF prospect and turned into a bust. I said that Milledge is going to have a much bigger career than Tyner, much along the lines of what hybrid said.
newyork
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 271
Joined: 2 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Brooklyn Dodgerville,NY

Postby thedude » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:14 pm

Lastings has never really hit for a lot of power in the minors. that may devolp, but i doubt you will ever seen a 30 homer season out of him. He could hit 40 doubles someday, but i think that is the extent of his power.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
thedude
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 8412
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 18 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Good Life

Postby DWright5 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:58 pm

He is a .300 hitter at every level and higher at most his power will be there because he has the quickest hands and bat in the minors..... he will be a 25-30 HR guy down the road and not to mention he is one of the FASTEST guys around... dont say hes a crawford with less speed he prob is just as fast if not faster he just hasnt had professional base stealing experience like other poeple.. in this prime he will be .300-30-100-40 and will go down as one of hte best mets in history.... if you tink im overhyping him i was also right on the nost w/ David Wright and hes now a top 10 player in baseball at 22!!!
DWright5
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 380
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Purple Haze » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:59 pm

DWright5 wrote:He is a .300 hitter at every level and higher at most his power will be there because he has the quickest hands and bat in the minors..... he will be a 25-30 HR guy down the road and not to mention he is one of the FASTEST guys around... dont say hes a crawford with less speed he prob is just as fast if not faster he just hasnt had professional base stealing experience like other poeple.. in this prime he will be .300-30-100-40 and will go down as one of hte best mets in history.... if you tink im overhyping him i was also right on the nost w/ David Wright and hes now a top 10 player in baseball at 22!!!


You tell 'em ;-D

Milledge is a STUD, they will learn..bet that :-D
Purple Haze
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 979
Joined: 4 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: where your not looking

Postby Broncmet724 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:02 pm

I think Lastings will be a .280-.285 guy 15-20 HRs tops with 30-35 SBs in his prime.
Image
Broncmet724 Beginner
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1754
Joined: 8 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: On the outside looking in

Previous

Return to Minor League & College Baseball

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests