For all the gnashing of teeth [including mine!] about Phillie Phoibles when it comes to their minor league system and where it stands organizationally [even the most optimistic agrees they are in the 24-25 range] if they had only done two hings differently they likely would be in the 11-13 range. I still can't believe they passed on Watson when he fell to them [likely had a deal with Painter already but still...] and if they had kept Mead. While we can all say that Mead was very early in his career when they moved him I do recall his name being mentioned more than once on this site as a guy who seemed to have that mysterious but very real "hit" gene.
And ever since the Reds traded pitcher Milt Pappas for slugger Frank Robinson, and with apologies to Bunning for Demeter, I have always subscribed to the "don't trade a good hitter for a good pitcher" theory. Pitchers will break your heart waaay more than hitters. And, in essence, drafting Painter instead of Watson was yet another pitcher/hitter example.
Whenever I try and formulate a Phillie top 10 prospect list, I try and throw Watson and Mead in there. Have to admit, Watson comes up #1 and Mead is #5-6.