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    From out of nowhere...

    Lots of "can't miss" prospects have come up through the orginizations over the years. We spend a lot of time sifting through the numbers and aruging, however, over the guys who may or may not ever make it to the show and contribute on some level.

    Who are some of the guys over the years that came up and really suprised you when they were sucessfull? Guys who on paper should have been waiting tables but somehow the right combination of skills, orgization, timing and luck happened and the guy got a shot and made it into something.

    And why were you suprised?
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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Mike Piazza was drafted in the 62nd round (and the only reason he was drafted was as a favor for Tommy LaSorda).

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Bernie Carbo...
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    John Franco
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    Trevor Hoffman

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    wasn't Bernie Carbo a number one draft pick?

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post View Post
    wasn't Bernie Carbo a number one draft pick?
    Yes, in 1965.

    Chris Sabo.

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Jeff Conine was a 58th round draft pick and has hit over 200 homeruns while being a two-time All-Star.

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Any guy that changes from pitcher to hitter or vice versa...Hoffman I believe, Cout, Rick Ankiel could do it soon.

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post View Post
    wasn't Bernie Carbo a number one draft pick?
    Selected BEFORE one Mr. Johnny Bench
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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    Selected BEFORE one Mr. Johnny Bench
    Bernie Carbo was a #1 pick who performed well in the minors, and had a great first season. From then on he was essentially a fourth OF type and PH.

    I classify him more of a first round bust that someone who over achived surprisingly and went on to greatness.

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    Sabo is my answer too. I marked him an "organizational" player.
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    Kevin Mitchell

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    Re: From out of nowhere...

    How about Ozwalt, wasn't he a later round pick?


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