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Ranking the Biggest Prospect Studs, Duds Halfway Through Spring Training
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Anthony Rendon: Despite being optioned to Double-A on Wednesday, the 22-year-old is nearly ready to make an impact in the major leagues.

Spring training statistics can be horribly misleading. With so many young, inexperienced prospects in big-league camp, it’s imperative that all gaudy numbers be analyzed within context.

Now, deeming a prospect to be a “stud” has nothing to do with the likelihood of them making the Opening Day roster. Rather, the label is derived from a player’s spring performance relative to their future projection in the major leagues. On the contrary, a “dud” prospect has more to do with failed expectations and is supplemented by the player’s spring statistics.

Here’s a look at the biggest studs and duds halfway through spring training.

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