Chicago Cubs’ Most Overhyped Prospects Headed into Spring Training

January 28, 2013 by  

Baseball prospects are probably the toughest to gauge when compared to other sports. This is largely due to the fact that in many of the other professional sports, the athletes spend time developing in college before jumping to the pros.

These players come into the league and sometimes are thrown directly into the mix. Sometimes they are given a year or two to develop, but there is no minor league system (aside from hockey). Since they spend three to four years in college, it's much easier to predict which young prospects will pan out.

This could be why some major league clubs have adopted a draft system where they try to target college level players. Not only will the players spend less time developing in the mino...

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