Bryce Harper and 9 Top MLB Prospects Who Will Let Fans Down This Year

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Bryce Harper and 9 Top MLB Prospects Who Will Let Fans Down This Year
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Expectations are high for many of the prospects in the game today, and so they should be. These are the players who will take their respective franchises into the next decade, and many will be called upon to lead their teams to championships.

But not every player can excel every year.

Players disappoint for a number of reasons. Some players are hyped so much that they can never live up to expectations, and others face injuries—either one-offs or recurring—that wreck seasons and careers. Elsewhere, players sometimes work their way into ruts and fail to escape, while others work so hard that they're always gasping for air.

Here are the prospects most likely to disappoint in 2012.

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