As a baseball fan, you know the guy. Sure you do.
It's the one player in favorite team's lineup that is suffering through a bad season and always seems to be in the batter's box in a big spot. A crucial moment in the late stages of a close contest when you need a big hit and you are resigned to the thought that this player just won't come through.
It's been a strange 2012 Major League Baseball campaign, hasn't it? Albert Pujols, the $252 million man, with THREE home runs. Incredible. It's almost Memorial Day. He's on pace to finish the season with 11 home runs. Ouch.
Talk about no bang for your buck.
Pujols is just one of many players that are killing their current clubs with a lack of production. Let's examine each team, starting with the American League, and determine which player is creating the biggest hole in their team's everyday lineup. You know, the guy that makes the manager reach for the Tums before he steps to the plate.
Here is that dubious list...