Why does it seem like the Cardinals have an issue turning prospects into players? Going back to Alan Benes, there have been guys with potential that never reach it. Anthony Reyes, Jimmy Journell, Colby Rasmus, the list goes on (Yes, you have a Pujols or Garcia, but it seems that more often than not the big prospects end up failing).
We can now add Tyler Greene to that list. Like some of the others, I think Greene got a raw deal.
Greene was the 30th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Cardinals out of Georgia Tech. He was the second pick of the Jeff Luhnow era (behind Rasmus, who was taken 2 picks earlier). Greene was a decent hitting shortstop, but many scouts considered him a reach for the first round. This was almost the prototypical pick for Luhnow; a high floor, low ceiling player.
He moved slowly through the system for a college pick. He started his pro career in short season ball, but was in Hi A by the end of the year. He was moved back to Lo A to start 2006 and made it ba...