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Former Top Prospects Who Now Look Like Busts

2024 edition

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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Taylor Ward

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Drake Baldwin

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Zach Eflin

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Phil Maton

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Garrett Crochet

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Richie Palacios

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Mason Montgomery

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Shawn Bergeron

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Back in 2022, John Bitzer wrote an article about former top prospects who now look like busts. It’s time for a refresh.  In that piece, John posited that, based on the actions of front offices around the league, prospects have about a two-year window, on average, to prove their worth before their club -- or the league as a whole -- moves on. The amount of time or number of chances a team is willing to give varies from player to player, but the point remains: players need to prove...

Ethan Pechersky

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Billy Beane once famously referenced Branch Rickey when he said, “It’s better to make a trade a year too early than a year too late.” The notion is that, if you wait too long, you’ll miss the ideal window for trading a veteran MLB player for prospects that are good enough to restock your farm. One example of a team that failed to heed this advice was the Phillies, circa 2011. And their story may have implications for a team in a similar boat today – like the...

Epsiode 100

90 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the Luis Arraez trade, Pete Alonso extension rumors and other news. Then, they celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast by answering a few listener questions. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast provider, or via the media player or download link below:     Download link:...

Epsiode 99

101 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) discuss an upcoming change to the BTV website and new subscription tier. Then, they break down recent transactions and injuries, the best and worst performers in April and much more. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast provider, or via the media player or download link below:     Download link:...

Epsiode 98

97 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the recent plague of pitcher injuries, including those to Shane Bieber, Spencer Strider and Eury Perez. Then, they discuss Jordan Montgomery to the Diamondbacks, the BTV free agent model's performance this offseason, other minor early-season trades and transactions and much more. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast...