"i also dont get how murphy and tejada are holes. murphy is a solid hitter and tejada well we don't know what we have with him but he has amazing defense. either way there is no way to judge tejada at this point in his career so thats not a hole."
They are not holes. As for Murphy's fielding, it's not like the guy is costing us a bunch of games out there. It's worth the steady bat in the order.
"what it pretty much comes down to is if you have a top 50 prospect you have about a 40-50% chance of him being a solid MLB player and we got two in that spot. we had 3 back in 07 ( i think) and they all were busts but that was under omar."
Actually, we have 3 right now.
"By the way...the point was that just because someone is a TOP prospect, it doesn't nean you're going to be a star. If those LESSER prospects turned out to be the better players, what does that say about being a TOP prospect?"
You do realize players move in and out of the top spots, right?
depends on the prospect list
syndergaard has been ranked as high as 29 and as low as 97
"well in the top 50 i think we are currently only at 2. synregard (sp) is past 50 i believe"
Syndergaard is currently ranked 29th among all prospects, at least according to MLB.com
>>>>>>>About 70% of Baseball America top 100 prospects fail.<<<<<<<
Drink the tainted KoolAid and you be thinking 90% of all prospects turn out to be superstars!!!!! Its all in the KoolAid my friend!!!!
It's ludicrous to say that 1st rounders are the same as top-prospects.
And honestly, if we can get a guy who can play an average RF and hit .275 with 20 homers for the next 10 years, do you consider that a "Fail"? I don't.
Exactly what is the definition of "Failure" when they say 70% of prospects "Fail" at the ML level?
By trading aging stars for prospects, you're getting longevity, salary relief, and quite possibly better play.