Tim Lincecum and the 25 Most Amazing Prodigies in Baseball History

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Tim Lincecum and the 25 Most Amazing Prodigies in Baseball History
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The word prodigy is sometimes a confusing term often lending itself to open debate and/or argument.

But the definition of prodigy is an indelible adjective that can be safely used to describe the following 25 players I have for you today.

Prodigy: Noun – 1 a : a portentous event : omen b : something extraordinary or inexplicable
                         2 a : an extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual accomplishment, deed, or event
                            b : a highly talented child or youth or individual

OK, the idea here is we are looking at 25 amazing baseball prodigies. To give a few ground rules, I already know there are a ton of players throughout history who could technically qualify here, so these are simply my 25 LIST—this is not a power ranking.

I chose this specific list based on individual accomplishments both as a rising star and how it translated in the bigs.

I also dug up a few obscure players who did some pretty amazing things, which technically categorizes them as a prodigy, since their natural skill set was a part of them from the get go.


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