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Old 07-14-2004, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Fungo
In the latest edition Baseball America they have their annual mid-season breakdown.

Best Player: Brian Anderson
Biggest Leap Forward: Mike Morse (since traded to Seattle)
Biggest Disappointment: Kris Honel

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It's hard to rate someone who's been injured as a disappointment, IMO. My pick? Reed was only hitting .275 when he was traded, but I don't think I'd pick him. Nanita didn't do much at W-S, but has been red-hot since returning to Kanny. It's hard to pick any of the real young guys in A ball because much of their struggles were somewhat expected... I guess I could see Honel, just not real comfortable with doing that to someone who's basically hurt, not due to lack of ability or poor performance.

Biggest leap forward? I'd still put McCarthy on there going from Rookie league to High A and with the level of ability he's shown. Rogowski seems to have regained prospect status, but he needs to move up.

In addition, I still don't think Morse has a position. He doesn't hit enough to play first, and his power is below average at 3rd. I'm still curious as to why he was suspended 15 days. If it was for steroids, it would certainly explain his sudden jump in production.
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