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MLB exposes overrated Profar

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07:17 AM ET 06.21 | Into nearly every rookie's young career, a little adversity must fall, and that time has come quickly for Jurickson Profar. It's not so upbeat at the moment. A year ago, Profar was ranked the No. 1 prospect in baseball. Number One. So said such national media outlets as Baseball America and ESPN. ... As late June approaches, and as the 20-year-old Profar surpassed the 100 mark this week in plate appearances for the season, and as he plays now as a lineup regular, the early verdict is what? Overrated. Welcome to how the "prospect game" works. When asking scouts and other baseball people this week for their current evaluation of Profar, the same initial response came from each one. "The Rangers overrated him."

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June 21, 2013  08:09 AM ET

An overrated prospect? I can't believe it.

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June 21, 2013  09:23 AM ET

People need to slow their roll.

He's a 20-year-old kid with about a hundred major league ABs. Seems like when a prospect comes up, they give them a couple of months and then decide whether the prospect is headed to Cooperstown, or back to the banana plantation.

June 21, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's 20, can we wait a few years?

Absolutely not. He's had 100 ABs. We should know by now whether we should be comparing him to Honus Wagner or Johnny from Burger King.

June 21, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Baseball Prospectus ranked Wil Myers as the #1 prospect heading into this season. He's got an abysmal 14 OPS+ in his first four games. Yes, you read that correctly - fourteen. In four whole games. Say it with me, folks:

OV - ER RA - TED

June 21, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Honus Wagner or Johnny from Burger King.

Pee Wee Reese or Pee Wee Herman would have been funnier.

It's only 9:45 and I've already disappointed myself.

June 21, 2013  09:55 AM ET

So, based upon these sample sizes, Yasiel Puig is already a HOFer. Tim Lincecum won back to back CY Awards. How is he looking right now?

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June 21, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So, based upon these sample sizes, Yasiel Puig is already a HOFer.

Go Dodgers!!

June 21, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Pee Wee Reese or Pee Wee Herman would have been funnier.It's only 9:45 and I've already disappointed myself.

Does that make you over rated?

June 21, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Baseball Prospectus ranked Wil Myers as the #1 prospect heading into this season. He's got an abysmal 14 OPS+ in his first four games. Yes, you read that correctly - fourteen. In four whole games. Say it with me, folks:OV - ER RA - TED

You should probably drop him from your fantasy team.

June 21, 2013  10:03 AM ET

After the first nine starts of his career, Clayton Kershaw was 0-3 with a 5.18 ERA. I don't know why the Dodgers didn't just release him right then and there.

June 21, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

After the first nine starts of his career, Clayton Kershaw was 0-3 with a 5.18 ERA. I don't know why the Dodgers didn't just release him right then and there.

I'll see your Clayton Kershaw and raise you a Randy Johnson (which is different than raising my randy johnson).

In The Big Unit's first four years, he had a 4.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 99 ERA+ in 608 innings over 98 starts.

June 21, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Does that make you over rated?

Well, I'm kind of a big deal around here. . .

June 21, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Who over rated him? The media or the Rangers? Too late to "sell high".

June 21, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Pee Wee Reese or Pee Wee Herman would have been funnier.It's only 9:45 and I've already disappointed myself.

Johnny Bench or Johnny Bench-warmer?

June 21, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

In The Big Unit's first four years, he had a 4.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 99 ERA+ in 608 innings over 98 starts.

Agreed, then he got some of the "Rocket's" 'enhancers' and look how his career took off..........

June 21, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Well, I'm kind of a big deal around here. . .

Meh............your status is overrated................ ;p

<rebuttal to Wheeler is better than Carlton comment:>

June 21, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'll see your Clayton Kershaw and raise you a Randy Johnson (which is different than raising my randy johnson).In The Big Unit's first four years, he had a 4.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 99 ERA+ in 608 innings over 98 starts.

From 1998-2001, Doc Halladay had a 4.95 ERA in 336 innings. In 2000, he gave up 80 earned runs and 14 home runs.......in 67 2/3 innings.

 
June 21, 2013  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's 20, can we wait a few years?

What fun would that be?


Maybe Pitchers discovered he's the 2013 version of Pedro Cerrano

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