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Three True Outcomes

Prospect series where Andrew Ball discusses three true outcomes for some of the top prospects in the game.

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Jose Abreu

The Chicago White Sox spent $68 million on a new first baseman. What exactly did they get?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Bubba Starling

In 2011 Kansas City shelled out a ton of money to sign Bubba Starling away from a Nebraska football commitment. Will the outfielder live up to his lofty signing bonus?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Stryker Trahan

While there is no question that Stryker Trahan has an 80-grade name, what can we expect from his play on the field?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Kyle Crick

San Francisco pitching prospect Kyle Crick is putting up gaudy numbers in the hitter's paradise that is the California League. Will he become yet another front of the rotation starter for the Giants?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Jorge Alfaro

Due to a recent hand injury, we all missed getting to see Rangers' catching prospect Jorge Alfaro in the Futures Game. So what did we miss?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Carlos Correa

The top pick from the 2012 draft is flying under the radar despite a strong campaign in Lo-A. Should we be talking more about Carlos Correa?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts is tearing up Double-A pitching and pushing for a big league callup. Is he Boston's long-term answer at shortstop?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Mason Williams

Yankees outfielder Mason Williams is one of the most talented players in the Minor Leagues. Will his off-field issues be enough to derail his path to stardom?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Courtney Hawkins

A look into the possible outcomes for White Sox outfield prospect Courtney Hawkins.

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Robert Stephenson

Reds' pitcher Robert Stephenson made plenty of top-100 lists this year. How good will he be once he makes the show?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Jackie Bradley Jr.

After a terrific spring, rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley is the flavor of the week in Boston. Just how good is he, and more importantly how good can he be?

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Yordano Ventura

Royals' prospect Yordan Ventura certainly throws hard, but is that enough to get him into a big league rotation? Andrew Ball examines the potential outcomes for the right-handed pitcher.

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Gerrit Cole

Pirates' pitcher Gerrit Cole has one of the highest ceilings among

Three (Possibly) True Outcomes: Byron Buxton

The first of a season-long look into the wide ranges of future outcomes for prospects. Today's subject is Minnesota Twins' Outfielder, Byron Buxton.