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I always enjoy going back in time and looking at top prospects at the time and seeing if they lived up to their past billing. Lets go back 10 years for example, to Baseball Americas "Top 100" list of prospects that came out in March of 2003. Nine of the Top 10 are with different organizations now than they were then, or in the case of Hideki Matsui, have retired. The one who has remained was the fourth-ranked man on the list, Joe Mauer of the Twins; a catcher then who will likely be playing 1st base in 2014. No. 1 on the list was Mark Teixeira, then of the Texas Rangers, who ultimately wound up with the New York Yankees. No. 3 was Jose Reyes, then of the Mets, who jumped to the Marlins as a free agent before coming over to the Blue Jays a year ago in that mammoth trade with Miami. All in all I counted 10 players on the Top 100 list that one way or the other spent time with the Blue Jays, but most were acquired, not drafted or developed. The List of 10 included catchers John Buck and Jeff Mathis, outfielders Jayson Werth and Juan Rivera, 1B Lyle Overbay, reliever Jon Rauch, right-hander Jason Arnold and another veteran right-hander who was owned by the Jays, but never really pitched for them, in Edwin Jackson who was part of the three-way deal with the White Sox and St. Louis that brought Colby Rasmus to Toronto. The other two are the only two still with the club in Reyes and right-hander Dustin McGowan, who was No. 36 on that list of 100 in 2003. There was some on the Baseball America list who were clearly overrated and turned out to be busts, while others were clearly underrated and exploded into superstars. Taking the later first, Miguel Cabrera, the best all-round hitter in baseball was only rated 12th then. Dodgers star shortstop Hanley Ramirez was only pegged at No. 19; Phillies ace lefty Cliff Lee checked in at No. 30 and Dodgers 1st baseman Adrian Gonzalez at 31. You can dig even deeper to find greatness. Zack Greinke, just 19 at the time, was only ranked 54th. Shin-soo Choo, who just signed a seven-year deal with Texas, was owned by Seattle at the time and only ranked 61st. Going deep still, you have Mets captain David Wright at No. 75 and Prince Fielder now with Texas at No. 78 Jayson Werth, whos had a fairly impactful career, was listed at No. 94 and the aforementioned Edwin Jackson was No. 99. Some of those who didnt pan out as expected, No. 2 Rocco Baldelli, though illness factored into that. Right-hander Jesse Foppert of the Giants, No. 5 on the list, never really blossomed either. Some of the others who never really made it include 1B Jason Stokes of the Marlins (No. 15), 1B Brad Nelson of the Brewers (No. 23) and right-hander John VanBenschoten of the Pirates (No. 24). The top Canadian on the list was the Twins Justin Morneau at No. 14, whos now with Colorado. Two other names of note: Cardinals ace right-hander Adam Wainright, then of Atlanta was No. 18 and Josh Hamilton, who began his career with the Devil Rays as they were then known, was No. 33. He then proceeded to Cincinnati, Texas, and finally to the Angels, where hes trying to recapture his past glory. Oddly enough of the 100 prospects on this list I counted only five that were still with organization that drafted them: McGowan, Wright, Chase Utley, Colby Lewis, and Mauer. Thats a 95% turnover in 10 years. Consider: the World Series as we know it has been around since 1903, I was surprised to find out the first pinch-hit homer in the Fall Classic didnt come until 1947 with Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra doing the honours at old Ebbetts Field in Brooklyn against the Dodgers. 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The victory strengthened Liverpools position in the top four after Tottenham lost 1-0 at Norwich in the days late kickoff, cutting the north London club six points adrift of fourth place and the final Champions League slot for next season.In part two of our hunt for value for money Sky Sports Fantasy Football players, our scout looks at defenders who could defy their modest price tags. In part two of our hunt for value for money Sky Sports Fantasy Football players, our scout looks at defenders who could defy their modest price tags.Hector Bellerin was last seasons top scorer with 157 points and the Gunners man is priced at £10.3m for the new season - only just behind the games most expensive defender, Tottenhams Toby Alderweireld (£10.5m). But plenty of defenders who went on to rack up the points were available for smaller Fantasy Football fees last term, Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs accruing as many as Arsenals Laurent Koscielny - the most expensive option in 2015/16 - at £2.5m less. Sky Sports Fantasy Football Not got a team yet? Pick your XI, create a league and let the mind games begin! After looking at value goalkeepers, we turn our attention to some defensive prospects who could defy their modest valuations and do the business for your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team this coming campaign... Cedric Soares (Southampton - £7m)Experience has taught us the perils of signing players at inflated prices on the back of performances at summer tournaments but heres the chance to land a Euro 2016 winner who has been linked with a move to Barcelona for a modest price. Cedric Soares impressed for Portugal at Euro 2016 Soares helped Portugal keep four clean sheets en route to Euro 2016 glory after establishing himself as part of the Premier Leagues joint fifth-best backline last season. He also operated in a more advanced role down the right at time, notching a couple assists. At 24, and with a season of Premier League action under his belt, expect him to continue to flourish at a lower price than Virgil van Dijk (£8.1m), Jose Fonte (£7.8m) and Ryan Bertrand (£7.7m).Leighton Baines (Everton - £7.3m)The Everton left-back was last seasons second most expensive defender in Sky Sports Fantasy Football but is now a whole £3.2m cheaper than the most expensive pick. Leighton Baines scored in two of Evertons final four games of the season That valuation drop comes as a consequence of him recording a meagre 46 points last season due to a combination of injury, reduced set-piece duties and the Toffees troubled backline.New boss Ronald Koeman will surely make tightening up that defence a priority and showed hes capable with Southampton last campaign, despite a series of injuries and personnel changes. As a free-kick specialist himself, Koeman will surely appreciate Baines dead-ball threat and those considering selecting the 31-year-old will hope he returns to first-choice penalty taker.Craig Dawson (West Brom - £6.9m)As a general rule of ;Sky Sports Fantasy Football, when searching for a cheaper defensive option, youll do far worse than looking towards a Tony Pulis backline.dddddddddddd Craig Dawson celebrates powering home a header against Tottenham His West Brom side may struggle to challenge the upper echelons again this season but you can guarantee they will be organised, with his system seeing them end last season with the best defensive record outside the top six.While Dawson is marginally their most expensive defender, hes worth the nominal extra cost of £0.2m than Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans, having found the net four times last season. The Baggies man picked up 99 points - more than Branislav Ivanovic (£10m) or Danny Rose (£9.3m).Calum Chambers (Arsenal - £7m)The long-term lay-off of Per Mertesacker (£9.2m) has seen Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses scrambling to secure the services of Chambers, who is currently Arsenals only available centre-back. With Gabriel (£8.9m) left at home with tonsillitis and Koscielny (£10.3m) given additional leave to recover from Euro 2016, Chambers has the chance to prove he is ready to step up during the Gunners pre-season tour of America. Calum Chambers will be looking to impress Arsene Wenger in pre-season If the 21-year-old can secure a regular place in 2016/17 then his Sky Sports Fantasy Football prospects look bright, with Arsenal recording the most clean sheets in the Premier League last season. However, Gabriel looks the most likely replacement for Mertesacker so it could take another injury for the opportunity to come the versatile defenders way.Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland - £7m)Attacking full-backs are prime fodder for Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses and no defender proved more offensively effective last season than Sunderlands Dutchman. Two of his efforts may have been retrospectively credited as own goals but the left-back still retained the points, meaning he was credited with six goals and three assists. Patrick van Aanholt fires home a free-kick against Everton David Moyes will be keen to exploit the threat held by the left-back - who also provided five assists in 2014/15 - as he did successfully with Baines and Seamus Coleman at Everton, while attempting to tighten up the Black Cats with a more settled backline. Sky Sports Fantasy Football Which goalkeeper makes your XI? Create a league and let the mind games begin! 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