25 Philadelphia Phillies Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

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25 Philadelphia Phillies Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype
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Philadelphia is a city of high expectations and in recent seasons it has been impossible to have any higher expectations than this town has had for its Philadelphia Phillies. "World Series or bust" has become a common phrase, and that isn't a common occurrence for a baseball club.

It's a baseball loving town. The Phillies have had their dark seasons—there is no doubt about that—but expectations have remained.

Throughout the history of this organization, it seems as though there is always a certain level of hype over the club's prospects. When you're losing, you have hope that they'll help you win in the future. When you're winning, you hope that they'll help you continue your winning ways.

Like any club, the Phillies have had prospects unable to live up to the hype. They've had mega-prospects that couldn't quite live up to their lofty expectations, huge busts, and everything in between.

Though it's tough to quantify into a ranking, this slide show will take a look at 25 players in Phillies' history that have failed to live up to their hype by attempting to cross-check their success against their expected success.

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