Was Seattle’s Ryan Anderson a once in a generation talent? Maybe not. But was he very, very special? Absolutely. Unfortunately, his shoulder didn’t care.
SF wasn’t always the powerhouse we now know. Many busts have come and gone, and Kurt Ainsworth was a big one. Unfortunately, it was out of his control.
Kris Benson lasted a while, but his numbers never lived up to the expectations of being a No. 1 overall pick. And then there were the issues off the field.
Remember when the Mets had three highly-touted starting pitchers? Wait… Well remember Isringhausen, Pulsipher, and Wilson? What happened to Generation K?
Once Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder signed with Detroit in 2012, it was time for Mat Gamel to shine. Unfortunately, his right knee never allowed it.
Josh Booty was a two-sport athlete who didn’t excel at either one when it came to making it at the professional level, but the saga was an interesting one.
Joel GuzmA?n was only 17 when LA signed him in 2001. He started playing that same year and hit great heights just two seasons later before bouncing around.
Jeff Mathis was a 1st round pick in 2001 & a Top 100 prospect four straight seasons. His numbers have never reflected that, but he still plays to this day.
While there is likely no reality where a Trout trade actually happens, it’s impossible to ignore the rough patch the Angels are in, and face going forward.
Jim Pittsley was one of the highest-touted prospects of the 90s for a KC team that desperately needed one. Unfortunately, a UCL injury derailed his career.
Scott Elarton was a first-round pick, a top prospect on more than one occasion, and had a towering presence on the mound. Yet, he became just another name.
Corey Patterson played parts of 12 seasons in the majors, but the third overall pick in ’98a��and two-time top 5 prospecta��never truly lived up to the hype.
Scott Ruffcorn, drafted 25th overall, had plenty of hype around him for three consecutive years. Unfortunately, he could never throw strikes.
The story of Dernell Stenson is a tragic onea��the former Red Sox prospect had his life (and career) horrifically taken away just when it was getting started.
Injuries ravaged Adam Loewen’s career early on, but the former 4th overall pick never quit. From pitcher to hitter to pitcher, he’s still seeking a chance.
Atlanta has had plenty of success over the years in terms of top prospectsa��Andy MartA� was never one of those stories. Yet, he’s found success elsewhere.