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Biggest prospect disappointments ever

We all try to predict how well our team's prospects will fare in the Big Show. Sometimes, we're right. Other times (more often, I'd wager), we're WAY off. I'm sure we've all had our hopes dashed about many a minor league star in our time as baseball fans. I was interested in hearing about the prospects you had the most hope for but ended up being disappointed by.

For this Rockies fan, I could fill this diary with the names of pitchers alone. Bryan Rekar, John Burke, Roger Bailey, Mark Brownson... you get the idea. But I wanted to mention two in general.

Craig House - This guy was the closer of the future. He had a crow-hop in his windup, a la Robb Nen, that was very unorthodox, and he could hit triple digits with his fastball. He walked 17 guys in 13.2 IP in his September 2000 cameo and got lit up, and he never made it back with the Rox, eventually getting traded. I don't know where he is now.

Roberto Mejia - The original prospect bust. So highly regarded was Mejia that the Rox moved Eric Young to left field so that Mejia could slide into the starting spot at 2B. As it turns out, Mejia was equally lost at the plate (.224 AVG) and with the glove (21 E in 115 games with the team).

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