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Top Prospect #18: 3B Juan Richardson

Top Prospect #18: 3B Juan Richardson

Juan Richardson's stock has fallen sharply because of injuries. First, he missed a big chunk of the 2003 season and now comes word that he's still not healed and will miss at least part of the 2004 season. When he's healthy, Richardson has a lot of talent. His injuries have slowed his development and he will now have to prove himself healthy and ready to go about getting his career back on track.

Juan Richardson saw his star start to rise after back-to-back impressive seasons in 2001 and 2002. Prior to those years, Richardson was an average type player who had never reached his potential. In his first two seasons in the Phillies organization, Richardson hit 8 homeruns, drove in 44 runs and hit .216, bouncing back and forth from one level to another. In 2001 and 2002, Richardson hit 4...

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