Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 7/23/12
1. Jason Standridge Standridge went 31stoverall in the 1997 draft. He made his big-league debut in 2001 and would notch 127 1/3 innings through 2007 with uninspiring results. Since then, Strandridge has pitched parts of five seasons in Japan, tallying a 3.12 ERA and a 2.27 strikeout-to-walk ratio. They're not quite Colby Lewis numbers, but not far from Ryan Vogelsong. Standridge always featured a lively fastball and a power curveball, though his command wavered. At age 33, Standridge would be one year older than Vogelsong, who reinvented himself despite similar concerns. —R.J. Anderson 2. Matt Murton From roughly 2007 through 2009, a pretty high percentage of the internet’s innumerable “Free [Player X]!” posts revolved around Matt Murton. In 2012, it takes some effort to remember why. The Red Sox selected the polished, right-handed-hitting college outfielder with the second supplemental pick in the 2003 draft, then traded him to the Cubs the following summer as part of the four-w...
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