Pogotheostrich wrote: MasterX1918 wrote:
Merlin401 wrote:I don't like looking at 2009 btw. Maybe it will be a great year for their projections but those guys still very well may bust. Travis Snider you're counting as a success? Rasmus? Who the hell knows... We'll see.
I was considering every one but Snider to be a success, I consider a prospect to be a success if a team can get a him through every level and develop him into an mlb talent. Rasmus is clearly that type of player.
By that definition Rick Ankiel was a success.
in some ways yes and in some ways no, the Cardinals got a very good rookie year out of Ankiel and it was too bad the guy couldn't find any consistent control. He also had an alright season as an outfielder for them which nobody saw coming.
By my standards role players and journeymen are a success because those guys still contribute (i.e I consider Eric Hinske to be a success).