Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/17/12
Oh Canada – Michael Saunders Seattle Mariners – No. 55 Left fielder Born: November 19, 1986 Victoria, British Columbia Bats: Left Throws: Right Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a baseball prospect? I know most of us have at one time in our lives, but does anyone truly know how hard it is to get to the majors, and then be able to perform under the immense weight of  those expectations? It’s an incredible concept that I think a lot of us cannot understand in it’s totality. There is a reason why there is such a high failure rate associated with prospects and it has nothing to do with a lack of talent. It’s the pressure to be able to adjust to the expectations that ultimately does them in. Some prospects have that ability ingrained in them (to be able to handle pressure) and others don’t. It’s a fact of life. The ones that do adjust, they ascend to the highest reaches of Major League Baseball. The ones that don’t ultimately flame out. Does anyone know what the odds are of m...
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