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    17 yo top prospect wilmer flores

    Has anyone heard of him? THey say he is a top prospect, I read that he played in ST for the Mets mlb team. Who has seen him, and what do you think of him?

    http://minor-league-baseball.suite10.../wilmer_flores

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    Hes is quickly moving up the depth chart but is still like three years away but he is the next big hype guy like F-Mart and we see where F-Mart is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominik View Post
    Has anyone heard of him? THey say he is a top prospect, I read that he played in ST for the Mets mlb team. Who has seen him, and what do you think of him?

    http://minor-league-baseball.suite10.../wilmer_flores
    After all our "success" with top prospects, can't miss guys, and 5 tool players, I for one am tired of hearing about prospects. For every Jose Reyes, David Wright, and to a lesser extent Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden, there is always going to be an Alex Escobar, Alex Ochoa, Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen, or Gregg Jefferies. Too much hype, for less than stellar performances. How many years did we have to hear about Lastings Milledge? Probably at least 2-3, and look what we ended up doing, trading him. Scott Kazmir? Traded him for Victor Zambrano. This organization pumps up their prospects, and waits either too little time to bring them up, or 1 year too long. If you look at the following what do they have in common?
    Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Jesse Orosco, Rusty Staub, Ron Darling, Sid Fernandez, David Cone, Mike Piazza, Robin Ventura. They all were players acquired from other organizations that helped us to at a minimum make the playoffs. Not a top Mets home grown minor leaguer among them.

    LETS GO METS !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseeJerry55 View Post
    After all our "success" with top prospects, can't miss guys, and 5 tool players, I for one am tired of hearing about prospects. For every Jose Reyes, David Wright, and to a lesser extent Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden, there is always going to be an Alex Escobar, Alex Ochoa, Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen, or Gregg Jefferies. Too much hype, for less than stellar performances. How many years did we have to hear about Lastings Milledge? Probably at least 2-3, and look what we ended up doing, trading him. Scott Kazmir? Traded him for Victor Zambrano. This organization pumps up their prospects, and waits either too little time to bring them up, or 1 year too long. If you look at the following what do they have in common?
    Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Jesse Orosco, Rusty Staub, Ron Darling, Sid Fernandez, David Cone, Mike Piazza, Robin Ventura. They all were players acquired from other organizations that helped us to at a minimum make the playoffs. Not a top Mets home grown minor leaguer among them.
    EVERY single team hypes their prospects....literally every single one. You just hear about about ours because we follow our team.

    The mets dont have any more "busts" than any other team.
    "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

    "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseeJerry55 View Post
    After all our "success" with top prospects, can't miss guys, and 5 tool players, I for one am tired of hearing about prospects. For every Jose Reyes, David Wright, and to a lesser extent Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden, there is always going to be an Alex Escobar, Alex Ochoa, Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen, or Gregg Jefferies. Too much hype, for less than stellar performances. How many years did we have to hear about Lastings Milledge? Probably at least 2-3, and look what we ended up doing, trading him. Scott Kazmir? Traded him for Victor Zambrano. This organization pumps up their prospects, and waits either too little time to bring them up, or 1 year too long. If you look at the following what do they have in common?
    As someone else stated, it's the same story for every organization, but a few additional points...

    • The is no such thing as a can't miss prospect.
    • Potential does not guarantee success.
    • Teams do not hype their players, the media hypes them.
    • The key is knowing which to trade and which to keep...something that is often difficult to do.
    • Scouting is a very difficult "science". A lot of guesswork goes into projecting a young player's development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominik View Post
    Has anyone heard of him? THey say he is a top prospect, I read that he played in ST for the Mets mlb team. Who has seen him, and what do you think of him?

    http://minor-league-baseball.suite10.../wilmer_flores
    He's been "heard of" for quite some time. He began to attract attention June/July, 2008. He has tremendous upside given that he outperformed many older and more experienced players last year during which he was 16 years old most of the season. However, Kingsport is about 6 levels from the Majors, so...be cautiously optimistic.

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