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Idea for New Feature for John

I've been kicking this idea around for a bit, and with the "Road Ahead" post, I thought this might be a good time to discuss it.  I haven't come up with a good title yet, so hopefully somebody can help me out with that.

It seems like prospect debates often devolve into "Hall of Famer" or "Total Bust."  In reality, there's a lot of gray area; role players, league average performers, once-in-a-while All-Stars; career paths that are rarely projected for top prospects.  The idea would be to take a prospect, and describe 3-4 different career paths based on their skill development.  John did something similar with his Scott Kazmir Crystal Ball (http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/2005/9/22/174917/818), but I would look for a more in-depth discussion of the different career paths rather than a prediction of exact stats.

I think it would be an especially interesting feature for a tools guy like Cameron Maybin or Drew Stubbs, as they could carve out a niche being anything from a 4th OF who plays all 3 positions to a perennial All-Star.

Thoughts?  Possible titles?

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