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JD Drew was supposed to be the next Mickey Mantle

JD Drew was supposed to be the next Mickey Mantle

Drew just couldn't stay healthy. The guy was a hell of a hitter when he actually played. He had a lifetime .278/.384/.489 line with 242 bombs. The one year he played 140+ games (2004) he had a 1.005 OPS and 8.1 WAR. It's a shame that guy couldn't stay healthy and didn't play with a little more passion and energy. I have to think he probably could have gutted through some of his injuries, but he wasn't exactly the most intense player in recent memory.

The best thing JD Drew ever did for the cards was net us wainwright

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Studs:

Mo - Became the best CL of all time based off primarily one pitch

Dustin Pedroia - I am sure a lot of people didn't expect the career he's had

Jose Bautista - Look how many teams he bounced around with before getting to Toronto; 182 HRs since Sept 2009

Big Papi - Look dead to rights after Minnesota cut him; became at boardline HOF in Boston

Josh Hamilton - Looked like one of the biggest busts of all time until he got clean and got another chance

Busts:

Delmon Young

Cameron Maybin

Justin Upton (has been good but not near what people were expecting from him)

Dustin Ackley

Tim Beckham

Gordon Beckham

Bryan Bullington

Matt Bush

Most of the 1st round in the 2007 was terrible...2/3 of the first round has either become a bench player or MR, gotten a cup of coffee, or never made the majors

Luke Hochevar

Greg Reynolds

Brandon Morrow

Andrew Miller

The Rice pitching trio of Humber, Townsend, and Niemann

Maybin is huge. He was a key chip in the Miggy trade. Likely one of the worst trades ever based on Miggy's production.

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Matt LaPorta has retired from baseball.

The former first-round pick never panned out in the majors and has now decided to open up 18 Pie Five Pizza places throughout Tampa beginning in early 2015. LaPorta, 29, hit just .238/.301/.393 over parts of four seasons in the big leagues.

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Matt LaPorta has retired from baseball.

The former first-round pick never panned out in the majors and has now decided to open up 18 Pie Five Pizza places throughout Tampa beginning in early 2015. LaPorta, 29, hit just .238/.301/.393 over parts of four seasons in the big leagues.

I remember drafting this guy in 06 or 07.....big bust

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