>No, going 0-3 in Spring Training...or 0-30 for that matter doesn't mean he will be a bust. However, having said that, I am very afraid he will be. Proclaiming him a bust after three AB's is no dumber than proclaiming him a star before he had any AB's. We'll just have to wait and see, but the history of prospects...plus the fact he's damaged goods, makes it a good bet he's not going to be nearly as good as a lot here think...or as we all hope. <
Where did proven players come from didn't they start out as prospects ?
the history of prospects ? really?
every single player in history is a prospect....and the fact is, name the catching prospects that were as highly regarded as tda and known to be able to stay behind the plate (thus excluding montero or myers, both still excellent prospects)...for the sake of argument we will use as parameters catchers who could stay at catcher that were considered top 20 prospects
we'll also exclude mesoraco, who was rated one spot higher than tda last year but would have been overtaken by tda this season had he not lost prospect status...plus hes still too young to say anything definitive about and has alot of potential
but the list would include
Buster PoseyCarlos Santanamatt wietersJ SaltyMauervictor martinez
so basically we are talking about 4 of the best catchers in the game over the past 10 years, then 2 guys who are considered better than average catchers...and not a single bust
so going by THAT history, you'd have to suggest that hes got about a 70% chance of being great and nearly 100% chance of being good...you know...using ACTUAL history and all
"that calculation might be accurate in Toronto, but now that he is a Met...he's already a bust"
"CYndergaard is gonna be the prize of that trade."
If he can get his curve ball to be a plus pitch, yes he will.
BTW, the Port St. Lucie rotation is going to be fun to watch with Syndergaard, Fulmer and Tapia.
So what's your point?
There is no point.
its just funny bc i know he will have some reason why those dont actually count...
but yeah, i feel like ba dropped him out of the top 20 this year (only list where he went backwards) simply bc he became a met
"Where did proven players come from didn't they start out as prospects ?"
Nope! The magically appear like in field of dreams.
thats not true
there are two different dates
after 20 games, you preserve an extra year of team control
after a bit longer than that (no real way of knowing bc it depends on the rest of the league) you keep them from super 2 status
if you start him day one, you actually lose a full year of team control