Originally posted by lamontb:
As a Nats fan this thread is bringing me tears. the fact that anybody would even consider taking 3 key Nats players over any other teams' key players is positive step forward. I think folks need to let Strasburg to play some more games. It won't really be til next year or so before the training wheels fully come off. As for Harper he just rubs me the wrong way but I have no clue how great of a prospect he really is.
well, imo anyone who thinks those 3 are worth more than 3 key major leaguers is delusional, but yeah, the Nats have some hope on the horizon. just pray that the front office doesnt screw it up like they did in Montreal. the Expos were the farm system for the major leagues.
basically, Harper is a high school kid whos the size of a grown man and can hit the ball farther than most grown men. his raw potential is incredible, but so was Angel Villalona's.
ANY prospect whos that young is a total crapshoot, and cant be counted on to become anything. Harper has only faced high school pitching and BP fastballs. his power is really rare for someone that young, but if he cant hit major league caliber offspeed pitches, hes useless. time will tell how he develops, but anyone that raw at 17 years old is just a roll of the dice.