A lot has been written on Jose Tabata here, but I had a simple question that I was hoping someone could answer for me: What is the history of players who have started a full-season league (A or higher) at age 17 or less? How about those who won't be 18 until after the season?
In a roto league (100% keepers, 41-man rosters), someone called him "worthless" in a league-wide message, and another league member commented that he was 3-4 years away from the bigs. From what others have posted, it's clear he's not "worthless", and 2009 sounds like a pessimistic debut date to me, too. But that really isn't my question. I'd really like to find a list of the players who have played full-season ball at such a young age (at the beginning of the season).
I tried to google an answer, but couldn't come up with anything. Somebody must have done a study on it. Thanks for any input!