Re: Pineda booed off mound in Tampa
posted at 3/31/2012 3:30 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Pineda booed off mound in Tampa
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pineda booed off mound in Tampa : For the most part, I don't see how this response is applicable. And, I don't completely agree with your last sentence: What about Lars Anderson, Tazawa, Chris Carpenter (OFer), Bowden, Miller, & the OFer with great promise who got sick? Also, Lowrie, Reddick, Doubront, Wieland, Rizzo, Fuentes, and even the highly regarded Lavarnway & former super prospect Buchholz have something to prove this yr.
Posted by nhsteven[/QUOTE]
Let's leave Westmoreland out of the equation - we'll probably never know how good he could have been, but I don't think anybody with a soul would ever characerize him as underperforming.
Anderson had a terrific spring - he has not lived up to his hype yet, but I'd wait until the end of the year before making a final judgement.
Miller was never a Sox prospect - they acquired him after several other teams gave up on him. I don't recall Chris Carpenter - was he a top prospect? You won't find Doubrount, Weiland, Fuentes or Lavarnway (prior to this year) on anybody's top prospects list. Lowrie was as high as #73, which, injuries aside, is about what he has delivered.
Reddick's 109 OPS+ in 2011 is a promising start, and the A's thought enough of him to trade an all-star closer.
Tazawa is coming off tommy-john surgery, so he hasn't played enough games to evaluate fairly, but this year should be telling.
Did I miss anybody?