Prospects, prospects, prospects. Every year, fresh new faces burst onto the scene. But years down the road, whether it’s from a sudden lack of ability, the injury bug, or something worse—several don’t pan out. Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at 30 former top prospects that never became what they were expected to become. Who springs to mind for your club? What...
Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Elarton is born in Lamar, Colorado. The 6’7” right-hander spent ten years in the Majors, including parts of three seasons in an Indians uniform. After starting his career with the Houston Astros and showing some promise, including a breakout 17-7 season in 2000, injuries slowed him and he was dealt to the Colorado Rockies. After several...
2006: The Tigers hit three solo home runs to capture a 3-1 Opening Day win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Chris Shelton hit two of the home runs, one in the fourth inning and the other in the sixth, both off Royals starter Scott Elarton. Carlos Guillen hit the other one, in the eighth inning against reliever Andy Sisco. Elarton allowed seven hits and three walks in 5...
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