New York Mets Prospects That Never Lived Up to the Hype

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New York Mets Prospects That Never Lived Up to the Hype
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Lastings Milledge was one of several Mets prospects that did not live up to the hype

When it comes to analyzing prospects, baseball is a very tricky science. Former Met Mike Piazza was drafted in the 62nd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 and went on to post Hall of Fame numbers during his brilliant career.

On the flip side, pitcher Brien Taylor of the New York Yankees was the number one overall pick in the 1991 draft and never made it to the major leagues.

There are no guarantees.

With the New York Mets franchise, for every Dwight Gooden there is an Alex Escobar. For every Darryl Strawberry, there is an Alex Ochoa.

Let's take a look at five Mets prospects that never lived up to the hype.

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