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"Redefining" Crype...because I like this guy
Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:49 AM
crype(adj,noun)- 1. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect who turns out to be crap as a player(crappy abilities). 2. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect whose career turns out to be crap. 3. A Chicago Cub prospect who turns out to be crap in relation to his draft status and the players drafted after him.
Hee-Seop Choi 1B
Can you imagine if he was still with the Cubs? What would Quade call him? Seopy? Choi-boy? Hee-Man? Choiey?
He was massively hyped, and in one of Hendry's great deals we got Derek Lee for him. (Ironically, it was Lee's dad who signed Choi for the Cubs. Creepily, Lee's dad was later arrested in a hotel room for some.....unpleasantries)
However I think Choi may fall into that category of a guy who never got a fair shake...His last year in the bigs with LA in 368 plate appearances he hit .253, with 15 HRS, and an OPS of .789...those aren't awful numbers for a 26 year old. But Hee-Seop never got another chance. I would argue that if still around he would at least be a LaHair type prospect.
Also remember how Dusty liked playing rookies(although he still denies that rap, and his 140 pitch pitch-counts)
Hee-Seop has been tearing it up in Korea for the last 5 years and maybe that's where he belongs, but he also belongs on the all-time Cubs Crype team.
HITTERS- Ty Griffen, Earl Cunningham, Ryan Harvey, Gary Scott, Darren Jackson, Hee-Seop Choi, Brooks Kieschnick
PITCHERS - Herman Segelke, Ben Christenson, Mark Pawelek, Rick James
Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:23 PM
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