Originally Posted by TRF
Not even close. WMP was signed to a major league contract. Because of injury and that stupid contract, he was never allowed to fully develop. WMP's talent IMO is/was off the charts, and Duran's... I'm not sure about. WMP had some flashes at the major league level despite his accelerated timeframe in the minors. And Duran was apparently exposed to gamma rays. I also believe he'll end up at 1B, and think he should be moved there this coming season. Might make him feel more involved as a player than standing in the OF.
Okay then, if you want to get picky a poor man's Wily Mo. Whatever Wily Mo's situations, he never lived up to what was expected. Tremendous power. Couldn't take a walk. Swung and missed a lot. I'm not sure how you can say the two aren't comparable. If you want to say that because you don't think Wily Mo ws a bust, fine. But I think his traits are comparable to Wily Mo and that he'll be a bust. I hope not, but if I had to answer now (which is what the OP is asking) I'd say he will indeed someday
be considered a bust.
And just like Wily Mo, IMO.