Mantle a flop? Wes Chamberlain, future star?

Steve Schulman pinch-hits for Rob Neyer and digs up some predictions gone wrong, like Mickey Mantle being tagged a disappointment.

Originally Published: August 28, 2002
By Steve Schulman | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Steve Schulman is a guest columnist who is filling in for Rob Neyer, who is on vacation.

A few months ago on ESPN.com, the folks from Baseball Prospectus analyzed whether Andruw Jones had failed to live up to expectations. The conclusion, as I recall, was that Jones had built himself a solid major-league career, and while he isn't yet on the path to the Hall of Fame, at the tender age of 25 he still has a lot of baseball ahead of him.

That article reminded me of an ...

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