Monday, February 11, 2013
At 18, Duncan was a first-round draft pick. He was touted for his power and praised for his work ethic. The Yankees thought his left-handed bat would be perfect in the Bronx.
“You love him, you’re happy you got him, and as soon as you sign the guy, you think, boy, I hope he plays well,” Yankees vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman said.
But a baseball contract offers no promises. Not for the organization. Not for the player.
Duncan’s quiet journey was not unusual. It is simply an untold truth in a game that celebrates only an extraordinary few.
A pretty interesting article on Eric Duncan, a guy we had high hopes for who unfortunately never quite made it. H/T to Tim.
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