Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/11/14
Living up to expectations as an organizations top-10 prospect is a daunting task.  There have been hundreds of prospects that showed promise early on that never made it to the major leagues, let alone stay at that level.  Taylor Teagarden has had to battle with that since being drafted in the 3rd round by the Texas Rangers. Teagarden was originally drafted back in 2002 by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round but never signed and played his collegiate career for the Texas Longhorns.  Fast-forward three years to see him drafted once again, this time by the Texas Rangers in the third round in 2005.  He was immediately listed as a top-10 prospect for the Rangers as soon as he signed. After going through the Rangers system relatively fast, Teagarden made his major league debut in July of 2008.  He showed promise early on hitting .309 in 16 games.  Some setbacks and injuries later, Teagarden would be up and down between the minors leagues and the major leagues before being traded to the Bal...
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