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Demps2
10-17-2008, 11:55 AM
how good have these guys actually turned out????
I have always wondered what the % of top prospects that make it compared to the guys who aren't. I'm talking about guys who become well respected and stars.

didn't succeed

McCarthy-always injured
Rauch-see above
Caruso-out of baseball
Abbott-out of baseball
Anderson-average ballplayer

did succeed

Danks
Quentin
Floyd

guys who weren't top prospects

Buehrle
Linebrink-wasn't with Sox, but wasn't a big time prospect
AJ


tell me if I'm right on these guys I don't follow the minors that closely.

Dan Mega
10-17-2008, 11:59 AM
I believe the difference is that the highly touted prospects brought up with the Sox didn't really pand out at the MLB level with a few exceptions. The prospects that produced for the Sox came from other teams through a trade. It points out the issues with the Sox minor league flaws more than anything else.