Apparently, Chad McConnell was a "top prospect" back in good ol' 1993 -- at least according to Upper Deck. I can honestly say that I wasn't paying much attention to the prospects back in 1993. After seeing the smug look that Chad is giving the camera, I felt the burning desire to delve deeper into the mystery.
After 2 1/2 minutes of extensive research, here's what I discovered --
- Chad was on the 1992 Olympic Team.
- He was drafted in the first round of the 1992 draft. That's right, the same draft that produced Derek Jeter.
- Poor Chad never made it to the big show, splitting his time between Clearwater and Reading.
- He finished his career in 1996 with 119 strikeouts for the season.