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Old 09-14-2004, 01:05 PM
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Default *Unofficial Biggest Sox prospect busts of the past 10 years*

How about we have lists of the biggest Sox prospects busts of the past 10 years. We all know the hyped up prospects we had/have. You can count current players performance as what their career averages will be (or close to it). I.E. Borchard probably won't have a 700 OPS (or whatever) but you can't really say he is going to improve, either. So go by current players numbers, if possible. Injuries are relevent. I will be compiling my list later on today, I have to run out...but wanted to start the topic. Should be interesting/fun/embarassing.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:59 PM
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You've got to figure Borchard, Snopek, and Ruffcorn are on the list. I'm not sure I followed the minors closely enough throughout the early to mid 90s to add anything more.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:23 PM
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Wouldn't it be easier to list any prospects that have been kept and made it?
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:08 PM
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Maggs
Buerhle
Clee
Olivo
Cameron
Miles
Graffanino
Rowand
biggest busts all in order
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:25 PM
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Scott Ruffcorn
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:26 PM
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Maggs
Buerhle
Clee
Olivo
Cameron
Miles
Graffanino
Rowand
biggest busts all in order
is this a list of busts? I hope not. The only guys on the list who could still be busts are olivo and miles.

Rowand needs to show me more than one year, but hes still wont be considered a bust if he reverts to his early major league career

Biggest busts have to include
the great borchardi
jeff abbott
rauch
ruffcorn
Crede is starting to look like a bust too
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:16 PM
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Rod Bolton and Jason Dellearo have to make this list........
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:20 PM
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Rod Bolton and Jason Dellearo have to make this list........
Dellearo is right up there with the best of em, although even from the day he was drafted, I don't think anyone could have considered him a "top prospect".

Do Sox draftees even if they don't sign count? Bobby Seay (sp?)? Yikes.
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:43 PM
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Dellearo is right up there with the best of em, although even from the day he was drafted, I don't think anyone could have considered him a "top prospect".

Do Sox draftees even if they don't sign count? Bobby Seay (sp?)? Yikes.
How about Mark Johnson?

Can we count Mike Caruso since he was a prospect, and a key to the WFT?

Wasn't Jason Dellearo like 5'4", 120lbs?
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:56 PM
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How about Mark Johnson?

Can we count Mike Caruso since he was a prospect, and a key to the WFT?

Wasn't Jason Dellearo like 5'4", 120lbs?
Dellaero was frankly a reach, plain and simple, and a big time bust. Had a heck of an arm and if I recall went to KC. For whatever reason he never seemed to interested in the Sox plans of making him a pitcher, but he sure couldn't hit. However, the guy was a gold glover.
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:05 AM
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For the hell of it, I'll add Eddie Pearson and Jimmy Hurst to the list. And how about Johnny Ruffin?
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:43 AM
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Oh, and I had dinner with a guy who was a super nice, great guy... but a bust nonetheless: Grady Hall.
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:40 AM
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Dellearo is right up there with the best of em, although even from the day he was drafted, I don't think anyone could have considered him a "top prospect".

Do Sox draftees even if they don't sign count? Bobby Seay (sp?)? Yikes.
Yeah, but did you ever see the guy play SS? It was a thing of beauty to watch him play D at SS every day. Still the best I have seen.... If only he wasn't so freakin stubborn!
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:42 AM
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Scott Christman was another 1st rounder that was a huge bust......
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:21 AM
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This is fun. Let's go by position.

C: I remember when the Sox called up first-round pick Rick Seilheimer for a cup of coffee. He was never heard from again. Kurt Brown was drafted even higher, but I don't remember his career.

1B: Eddie Pearson, a first round pick who didn't even hit in the minors. There was also a (Matt?) Berger who had, according to Schueler, the most power he'd ever seen. He never got out of A ball.

2B: I'm going with Willie Harris, but I'm sure I'm forgetting someone.

SS: Jason Dellaero easily over Mike Caruso.

3B: Lorenzo Gray over Chris Snopek.

LF: Jeff Abbott.

CF: Daryl Boston, but don't forget Julio Ramirez.

RF: Joe Borchard.

SP: Too easy. Almost every starting pitcher drafted in the last 25 years.

RP: Also easy. Many of the failed starters went on to fail in the bullpen.
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