What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Ruben Mateo and Juan Dominguez. I thought both of them were game changers.
It was Juan Gonzalez. Right now I'm going with Miguel De Los Santos.
I almost forgot about Beau Vaughan (no longer with the Rangers). The only really notable thing about him was he had an MLB prospect blog that he ran unconventionally. He would interview his other teammates and ask them inane questions. I thought it was pretty funny.
Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, And Danks Volquez and Diamond were my all time favorite prospect rotation
Infielders Jeff Kunkel and Drew Meyers and Benji Gill come to mind. I thought that all 3 would have pro careers.
i wish i couldve read scouting reports about arod or griffey or randy johnson wen they wer drafted
Leonel de los Santos stinks!
Bobby Witt. Didnt he have a game in his rookie season where the stat line was something like - 5 innings, 8 walks, 12 K's, no hits?
sounds like a rich harden game
Well, I can't say that I was a knowledgeable talent evaluator in 1953...we only heard the broadcasts on radio back then, no TV. Every first grader I knew practiced the alliterative name of NY's new centerfielder. Everybody was a baseball fan, then. The school principal broadcast the Milwaukee / NY World Series over each of the class’s loudspeakers in 1957. By that time I was a fourth grader and I was a knowledgeable Talent Evaluator. I had to put my shorts and socks in the bottom drawer, because the top drawer was filled with these little 2x3 inch cards that held my database. Not long after that NBC Sports came out with the Game of the Week hosted by... well you know.
Dean Palmer was my favorite guy I saw come up through the ranks. He could just kill the ball with those quick wrists. I think I saw him hit a home run while in Detroit as a Ranger (on HSE) that may have gone 7,000 feet.
One of my earliest Ranger memories growing up was the after game announcement that Dean Palmer had been traded. I was only 10 but I remember being very upset.
I'd have to say David Clyde. Until the internet and, consequently, the prospect info I can now receive, I wasn't very aware of many of the youngsters coming up in the system. So, considering the state of the Rangers back in '73, Clyde was big news. I'd rank Pudge #2.
Yeah, he was my favorite player. I played at the hot corner because of him. I was either 10 or 11 when he got traded...
Pudge was my guy. My brothers both wanted to pitch so I wanted to be like Pudge and catch. Wound up playing catcher all through high school. Loved every minute.
I didn't really follow prospects until a few years ago. I would guess that Feliz has been the one that I have followed closest and with the most hope.
I hope he becomes the ace I think he will.
I remember when Dean Palmer was blowing up the minors, could not wait for him to get to the Majors. Sierra, Rogers, & Brown to name a few as well.
Also followed Pudge, Frye, and Gonzalez as they were coming up. Also remember Donald Harris, Jeff Huson (always rooted for that guy), Mateo, and I also through Blalock was the second coming of Tony Gwynn, oh well.
Guys I following and rooting for now: Holland, Bleaven, Moreland, and Perez.
One of my current favorites in KC's Tim Collins. He's short (5'5"-5'7") but throws serious heat.
Every Frick'n Center Fielder that's come or gone from the Rangers... especially Julio Borbon.I WANTED Julio to be the bat of Carew. The speed of Henderson. The fineness and grace of an Ozzie Smith. The arm of Clemente and the smarts of Stan Musial. Instead, I think we'relooking at ________? Dang your knees Josh Hamilton, you're about perfect.
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