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NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 09:38 PM
This game: Name your all-time line-up of Yankee "prospects" (preferably homegrown) that ended up as Duds - - they had to have made the bigs, no Brien Taylors please! Mine, for starters:

C - Juan Espino
1B - Kevin Maas
2B - Pat Kelly
SS - Mickey Klutts
3B - Hensley Meulens
LF - Vic Mata
CF - Ruben Rivera
RF - Otto Velez
SP - Sam Militello
RP - Dave Pagan

Gator
08-10-01, 11:02 PM
Does Ruben Rivera count?

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by ElDuque110
Does Ruben Rivera count?

He came up 1st with NY and is still a bust. Why not count 'em? :D

Gator
08-10-01, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by NetShrine.com


He came up 1st with NY and is still a bust. Why not count 'em? :D

That's right...I keep forgetting he had all of 50 or so ABs with the Yanks before he got shipped out to San Diego for the Japanese Nolan Ryan.

But he plays Gold Glove defense! He can't be a total bust! :D

How about Russ Davis?

NetShrine.com
08-10-01, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by ElDuque110
How about Russ Davis?

3 years in a row of 20 HRs - not a total bust.

Gator
08-10-01, 11:32 PM
Ed Yarnall.

penguin4
08-11-01, 01:49 AM
In that case, let's include "the Japanese Nolan Ryan" to the list... Hideki Irabu wasn't much better....

How about Danny Rios? (First pitch of his career a grand slam to Mo Vaughn! Didn't get much better from there...)
Ben Ford? (So good we had to get him twice!)
Jake Westbrook?
Domingo Jean? (Supposed to come up around 1993ish, was there for a cup of coffee and is STILL toiling around in AAA!)

Jimbo
08-11-01, 01:58 AM
How about the legendary Celerino Sanchez 1972-1973??...:lol:

NetShrine.com
08-11-01, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by Jimbo
How about the legendary Celerino Sanchez 1972-1973??...:lol:

He played 3B in the 1st game I ever saw live, I gotta give him a bye on that. ;)

CaptainCargo
08-11-01, 06:53 PM
Brien Taylor.

Casey :NY:

Slippery Elm
08-11-01, 10:53 PM
I have a Russ Davis/Brien Taylor baseball card. Wonder how much it's worth?!


Dave Eiland? Larry Milbourne? Was Bobby Meacham bad enough to count?

BTW, Celerino Sanchez is now warming the bench on the Yankee Immortals Team:
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: Feb 3, 1944 in --, Mexico
Died: May 1, 1992 in --, Mexico :(

Elfdood
08-12-01, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by NetShrine.com


He played 3B in the 1st game I ever saw live, I gotta give him a bye on that. ;) Ah, a meeting of generations. Another fellow mentioned in this thread, Russ Davis, played third in the first game <I>I</i> ever went to. But I think I'm too happy about getting Tino (etc) for Davis (etc) to consider him a bust. ;) And Westbrook has pitched well for Cleveland this year (bombed in his last four outings, though) and seems to have a good career ahead of him.

How about Ryan Bradley? He had terrific minor league stats, had real control problems in a short stint in the majors, and he hasn't been the same pitcher since. He's spent most of this season struggling along in Norwich.

Jimbo
08-12-01, 01:40 AM
Have we mentioned Jim Mason yet?!...:lol:

NetShrine.com
08-12-01, 09:17 AM
Mason gets a bye - - he had our only HR in the 1976 WS. That's good for something.

Milbourne had a good post-season too once - if I remember right?

I once did an interview with Mike Marshall (http://www.netshrine.com/marshall.html) - he said Larry was a tough out for him.

Jimbo
08-12-01, 09:32 AM
Netshrine,
Okay i'll buy that. How about Larry Murray 1974 - 1976??

NetShrine.com
08-12-01, 09:36 AM
Wow! Larry Murray. I had to go back and look - had not thought of that name in a quarter century! Yeah, he's in.

Jimbo
08-12-01, 09:45 AM
Netshrine,
Success!...Makes up for my Kekich/Peterson Gaff!

C:\Jimbo's NY Yankees Folder\Fritz Peterson Portrait.gif

Note the size of Frtiz's glove...Its huge!

KLJ
08-12-01, 10:09 AM
randy keisler

willie smith

did dale berra come up as a yankee?

these guys aren't total busts, but they never reached their "hype".. gerald williams and roberto kelly..

W168 & Broadway
08-12-01, 11:42 AM
Anyone who was a fan back in the early 70's knows while he played "Stalk" could pick 'em. Just couldn't stay healthy. He helped in '72 keep the Yanks in a pennant race. Prospects------Charle Spikes, Bill Burbach, and the immortal Steve Whitaker.;) ;)

Nome
08-13-01, 09:30 AM
Jim Brideweiser SS in the 1950's
Ron Bloomberg 1B/DH
Bob Grim P in the 1950's (Bob did have a 20-4 record in 1954 his Rookie year but was a bust thereafter)
Bob Weisler P.

nicky_d
08-13-01, 12:18 PM
Gil Blanco (P) What a rookie bust. (I bet I'm the only one who remembers him!!)

koko
08-13-01, 01:35 PM
3B - Hensley Meulens
OF - Oscar Azocar, Turner Ward
P - Brien Taylor, Al Pulido, Clay Parker

Patrick Walden
08-13-01, 10:53 PM
Andre Robertson.

Jim Roche
08-14-01, 12:40 PM
Rich McKinney..........Got him from the White Sox for Stan Bahnsen
Curt Blefary...............Got him from the Astros for Joe Pepitone.
Mickey Klutts.........
Give me some time, I'll come up with a few more "painful" names.

2JAY
08-14-01, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by KLJ
randy keisler

willie smith

did dale berra come up as a yankee?

these guys aren't total busts, but they never reached their "hype".. gerald williams and roberto kelly.. Berra came up with the Pirates first. How about Wade Taylor, Jeff Johnson, and Clay Parker. Though he wasn't a homegrown prospect, the name Cecilo Guante will always haunt me. I will never forgive him for blowing those games in Detroit.

nicky_d
08-14-01, 03:26 PM
And another one of the immortals,

Ross Moschitto.....

As well as this candidate for Monument Park,

Tony Solaita....

And how can we forget that ace of the Yankee pitching staff -- of course, I'm talking about

Dooley Womack........