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    Prospects You Were Wrong About

    Thread taken from the ORG....thought it would be fun to discuss here.

    A name commonly kicked around on their thread is Alex Gordon, and I have to agree. He's been a colossal failure.

    Matt Wieters is another. Although he still has time, he's been a huge disappointment.

    Wladimir Balentin was also mentioned.....he was once one of the biggest names out there. I really liked what I saw out of him when we brought him up.

    Delmon Young is one that really perplexes me. I thought he was a sure-fire superstar.
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    Re: Prospects You Were Wrong About

    And is it too soon to toss Philip Hughes in this discussion?
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    Re: Prospects You Were Wrong About

    Joba Chamberlin the Yankees messed him up and now hes getting tommy john.

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    Re: Prospects You Were Wrong About

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan1995 View Post
    Joba Chamberlin the Yankees messed him up and now hes getting tommy john.
    Ah, Joba is a good one. I fear we're doing the same with Aroldis.
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    Re: Prospects You Were Wrong About

    A ton of folks on this board loved them some Edwin Encarnacion.

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    Brien Taylor. My first high school at bat my freshman year was against him his senior year. Still the best pitcher I have ever faced, he struck me on 3 straight pitches-swung at last 2 but never even saw em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bounty37h View Post
    Brien Taylor. My first high school at bat my freshman year was against him his senior year. Still the best pitcher I have ever faced, he struck me on 3 straight pitches-swung at last 2 but never even saw em.
    Can you even imagine him on those Yankees teams starting in the mid-90's? That would have been crazy.

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    There are so many guys but for me in the last 5 years or so I would say

    Hitters:

    -Delmon Young - I thought he would be a Gold Glove version of Ryan Braun. he is a decent player, but a far cry from what I thought he would be.

    -Alex Gordon - BA Player of the year. Monster numbers at every level. Career .740 OPS guy. Again he is decent but not what I thought he woud be.

    -Andy Marte - Was OPSing almost .900 as a 20 year old in AA/AAA. .635 guy career in the bigs.

    Pitchers:

    -Andrew Miller - Polished college arm with big time stuff. I thought he would be what David Price is.

    -Homer Bailey - Let me preface this by saying Homer Bailey was the most excited I was about a Reds draft pick. He was the highest rated high school pitcher, was supposed to be gone before the Reds even picked. I just had visions of a future Josh Beckett dancing in my head. Regardless of the reasons I just picture 2011 me, getting in a time machine and going back to visit 2004 me after the 2004 draft.

    2011 Me: In 2011 Homer Bailey will have 19 wins
    2004 Me: Yeah that sounds about right. Cy Young award too I trust?
    2011 Me: No I mean is has 19 wins in his career, not in a season.
    2004 Me: What the Hell!! Are you kidding me! I hate you 2011 version of me!!
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    Brandon Larson

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    Re: Prospects You Were Wrong About

    I thought Austin Kearns was the next Paul Molitor with less speed but more power. Just a bit off on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Can you even imagine him on those Yankees teams starting in the mid-90's? That would have been crazy.
    Man, no kidding bad break-literally-for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nouseforaname View Post
    I thought Austin Kearns was the next Paul Molitor with less speed but more power. Just a bit off on that one.
    For the Reds Kearns and a pitcher-cant recall who now-were my first 2 thoughts for this thread.
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    Jimmy Haynes and Willy Mo Pena. I really thought they were going to suck.


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    The Reds had a pitcher for a brief time in the 90s I thought was going to be something named Johnny Ruffin who I thought was going to be nasty. I guess you could call him "nasty" since he's a registered sex offender.

    I thought Ryan Wagner would amount to more than what he did too. But the Reds fell into the trap of drafting a reliever way too high.

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