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Old 10-07-2004, 03:14 PM
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Ummmm..

Jeff Abbot #1, Greg Norton, Craig Wilson, Kip Wells and Sammy Sosa (White Sox Busts), Lyle Mouton, Scott Ruffcorn, Mario Valdez, Jeff Inglin, Mitch Wylie, Almost any pitcher from the 1999 Class - Corwin Malone, Dan Ulacia, Rob Purvis, Jason Strumm, etc, I am sure our Providence Catholic Boy is about to become a bust, Jeff Liefer, Kevin Beirne, and so on.
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:41 AM
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:33 PM
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:03 PM
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Ummmm..

Jeff Abbot #1, Greg Norton, Craig Wilson, Kip Wells and Sammy Sosa (White Sox Busts), Lyle Mouton, Scott Ruffcorn, Mario Valdez, Jeff Inglin, Mitch Wylie, Almost any pitcher from the 1999 Class - Corwin Malone, Dan Ulacia, Rob Purvis, Jason Strumm, etc, I am sure our Providence Catholic Boy is about to become a bust, Jeff Liefer, Kevin Beirne, and so on.
You look at that list, and you just have to wonder...

Although Kevin Bierne, Inglin and Purvis really weren't "prospects" as much as just minor league "players."
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:02 PM
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Here is a couple that I remember, although it is more than ten years. Tom Drees and Russ Morman. And several from many years back, Jim Otten, Ken Frailing, Dennis O'Toole, Hugh Yancy, Cleo Kilpatrick, Mike Colbern and a guy who was the number #1 pick twice, Danny Goodwin.(once by us the other time by the Angels.
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Old 10-27-2004, 01:09 AM
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The Big Four:
Mike Caruso
Larry Thomas
Matt Karchner (still laughing about that trade, but maybe not much longer)
Jim Parque
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:45 PM
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You look at that list, and you just have to wonder...

Although Kevin Bierne, Inglin and Purvis really weren't "prospects" as much as just minor league "players."
I will half-heartly argee with you.

I always thought they were prospects because they actually had baseball cards printed by Topps. Maybe that means nothing, but to have a card when you are in the minors might give the impression that you are supposed to make it.
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Old 10-27-2004, 01:23 PM
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I will half-heartly argee with you.

I always thought they were prospects because they actually had baseball cards printed by Topps. Maybe that means nothing, but to have a card when you are in the minors might give the impression that you are supposed to make it.
Bierne did make it, just not big. He spent parts of three seasons in the bigs, with the ChiSox, Toronto and the Dodgers. Inglin is/was a career minor leaguer (very good AA hitter), and Purvis has been hurt a lot. I doubt he would have made it anyway, but we'll never know.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:16 PM
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Here is a couple that I remember, although it is more than ten years. Tom Drees and Russ Morman. And several from many years back, Jim Otten, Ken Frailing, Dennis O'Toole, Hugh Yancy, Cleo Kilpatrick, Mike Colbern and a guy who was the number #1 pick twice, Danny Goodwin.(once by us the other time by the Angels.
Mike Colbern was touted pretty heavily, IIRC.

Cecil Espy?
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:00 PM
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In my time paying close attention to the Sox I would say:
Jon Rauch and Joe Borchard

I also vaguely remember a few guys from the mid-late 90s:
Mike Caruso, Brian Simmons, and Scott Ruffcorn

I don't think you can call Parque, Baldwin, Wells, Cameron etc. all "busts" because they have/will/did contribute at the major league level for some period of time for us and/or other teams. In the crapshoot that is minor-league prospects, I think if you get more than a full season of serviceable to decent production from a guy then you can't call him a bust.
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:58 PM
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caruso gets a pass in my book.....he beat the dubs with a homer in the basket at the urinal. ruffcorn is my poster child of a bust.
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:11 PM
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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.
Not only did they call him up, he was what, 19? He must have gotten hurt because he didn't even play minor league ball for long. He lives in Brenham, Texas, where he grew up. He's in the phone book, somebody oughta follow up.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:41 AM
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I remember a couple of highly touted CFs of the late 90s. Brian Simmons (2nd round pick) and McKay Christensen (6th pick overall for Angels in '94). As I recall, both these guys were can't miss types. They missed.
I have to agree about Christensen. I had high hopes for him and seriously thought he was gonna be a good hitter. As I recall he went to the Dodgers and started out well for them. Don't know what happened after that.
Simmons, I don't think was so much as a bust, as he was victim to a couple of freakish injuries.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:44 AM
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I don't think you can call Parque, Baldwin, Wells, Cameron etc. all "busts" because they have/will/did contribute at the major league level
I agree with this. Baldwin and Parque were real fun to watch when they were on. Same with Kip Wells. I can't call these guys "busts," just inconsistent. These guys were very frustrating at times.
I used to love seeing Baldwin out there with that big hunk of chew in his cheek. The better he did that inning, the slower he would walk back to the dugout and he would do that slight fist pump too. Man he was great to watch.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:38 PM
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I didn't see the great Joel Davis mentioned, did I?
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