Deconstructing Andruw Jones

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Matthew Whipps in MLB
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In 1996, nobody outside of Atlanta had ever heard of the 19-year old center fielder named Andruw Jones. In fact, even those who closely followed the Braves hadn't heard much more about him other than the fact that the Braves had him locked up since the ripe old age of 16.

That was until his first two World Series at bats in historic Yankee Stadium.

Back then prospects weren't as highly tracked or widely discussed as they are now. If word on some fresh young talent made its way up to a team's typical fans it meant they were something big. But to have info on a Braves prospect available to typical fans in say Seattle, it was much less common than it has become here in 2009 where detailed scouting reports and ranked lists tell you everything you need to know.

So I can say ...

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