Seeking a return to the good old days

Jeremy Hermida, Lastings Milledge and Jeff Francoeur all clinging to life in big leagues

Originally Published: March 3, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Predicting which young baseball prospects will hit it big is always an exercise in craps shooting. But, as one veteran scout recently observed, "Toolsy outfielders are the biggest hit-and-miss players of all." If you doubt those words of caution, just remember the names Wily Mo Pena, Ruben Rivera, Chad Mottola, Darnell McDonald, Joe Borchard and Mike Kelly, to name a few.

Baseball is a tough game. Just because you come in and have success the first couple ...

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