Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
Kerry Wood, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ben Grieve, Rick Ankiel, Nick Johnson, Stephen Drew, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain don't count as busts to you?
Kerry Wood nearly brought the Cubs to a world series. Sure his career didn't reach it's full potential, but he had a good run while healthy. I wouldn't label him a bust.
Dice K doesn't really fit in with the normal prospects. That was a free agent signing really.
Grieve I suppose could be, but he a decent 5 year run and won the rookie of the year.
I thought Ankiel's 2007-2009 was better than it actually is, I will concede that.
Hughes isn't a bust, he is still a part of the rotation and Nick Johnson didn't live up to the hype, but every prospect that doesn't become a star isn't a bust.
Stephen Drew's 2006-2011 is hardly bust worthy. He had a WAR above 1.5 5/6 seasons.