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