Comments on: Bloops: Top 50 prospects of the draft era http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Dvd Avins http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-117435 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:21:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-117435 Garciaparra? Jeter?

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By: Steve http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116451 Sat, 28 May 2011 14:56:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116451 Gary Redus hit over .400 in the minors once .

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116333 Sat, 28 May 2011 05:19:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116333 @19, Cheese -- I assume you refer to Dykstra's 1983 season with the Class A Lynchburg Mets, when he hit .358 with a .472 OBP, stole 105 bags and scored 132 runs in 136 games.

That Lynchburg club went 96-43, .691 (a 112-win pace in a 162-game schedule), winning their division by 10.5 games over a club that played .618 ball.

There was another player on that club who was even more dominant than Nails: 18-year-old Dwight Gooden, the youngest player in the league, went 19-4 with a 2.50 ERA in 27 games, with 10 CG and 6 shutouts, and 300 Ks in 191 IP. The next year, he made the big team out of spring training.

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By: Clem Vennison http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116269 Sat, 28 May 2011 00:46:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116269 @19
I remember an old Baltimore farmhand named Ken Gerhart, I believe, who had some big numbers in the minor leagues, but for some reason never was able to put it together in the majors for any length of time.

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116152 Fri, 27 May 2011 20:31:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116152 He brings up Dykstra's minor league season when he killed it.

Would be cool to see a list of 'best' minor-league seasons in the last 30 years or so. Did 'name' players have the big seasons, or no-name guys reaching their peak in the minors.

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By: Chuck http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116124 Fri, 27 May 2011 19:23:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116124 "Considering how many great international players there are, this list should include more of them as well."

The article's title says of the "draft" era, which, to me, excludes non-drafted players.

And I agree with what Rob said in #3, the players listed were ranked by newspaper or internet headlines, not by talent or performance.

Otherwise, there is no justifiable reason for Bryce Harper to be included.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116112 Fri, 27 May 2011 18:58:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116112 Johan Santana was not a legendary prospect. He was a Rule 5 pick. I wouldn't put Hanley there either. He was considered very toolsy, promising guy but his minor league performance was underwhelming. But I agree, there certainly are international prospects who would fit the bill, and I agree with the early posts that it's difficult to tell what the criteria were.

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By: Joseph http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116108 Fri, 27 May 2011 18:49:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116108 Somebody should do an article of most under-rated prospects. For example, Pujols in the 13th round.

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By: Dan E. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116103 Fri, 27 May 2011 18:34:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116103 That makes 3 international prospects. That's still not very representative at all. What about Johan Santana, Hanley Ramirez etc. Considering how many great international players there are, this list should include more of them as well.

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By: 704_Brave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11255/comment-page-1#comment-116080 Fri, 27 May 2011 17:47:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11255#comment-116080 @4 Artie: Good article on Danny Goodwin. Has worked with the Braves in some different capacities:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-legend-of-danny-goodwin/

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