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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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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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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
I thought Baldwin was a bust. He had a great curve and had one good half.


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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
Rowand?
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:05 AM
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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.
This isn't in the last 10 years, but I've got 2 players:

1. The guy drafted right in front of Barry Bonds who never say a day in the majors.

2. Kenny Williams-Jerry Krause loved him. And injuries hampered him. But he was a hyped prospect who never lived up to the hype:


BA OBP SLG
.218 .269 .339


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Old 09-15-2004, 08:53 AM
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This isn't in the last 10 years, but I've got 2 players:

1. The guy drafted right in front of Barry Bonds who never say a day in the majors.

2. Kenny Williams-Jerry Krause loved him. And injuries hampered him. But he was a hyped prospect who never lived up to the hype:


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1. Kurt Brown out of Glendora HS in California. We made up for it though by drafting Jose Mota and Glen Braxton in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Thigpen came in the 4th.
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:07 AM
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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.
Got another one. I don't kow if he wass overhyped or not but he was shuttled up and down from the Sox to their minor league affiliates for 4-5 years. And he was just in Maxim magazine. Unfortunately I was too young at the time to mispronounce his name and know what it means:


Rusty Kuntz



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Old 09-15-2004, 08:17 AM
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Got another one. I don't kow if he wass overhyped or not but he was shuttled up and down from the Sox to their minor league affiliates for 4-5 years. And he was just in Maxim magazine. Unfortunately I was too young at the time to mispronounce his name and know what it means:

Rusty Kuntz
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On Rusty's Baseball Reference page the guy who sponsored the page wrote this, "He had the critical sac fly in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series to put the Tigers ahead for good. Thanks Rusty!"
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:59 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.
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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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