Baseball is a perennial game of defeat, and like any other competition, there is a constant pressure to be great. For that reason, year in and year out, new talent seems to surface.
We saw the rise of Toronto's Jose Bautista, setting unprecedented steroid-LESS numbers. But now where is he?
However, there are always exceptions to the rules, and that is no different here. There are a handful of players that can live up to the expectations put on them, and then there are those that dramatically fall in a downward spiral back to the farm system.
So here I stand, acknowledging the players that have transcended themselves above their colleagues over their MLB career thus far, but have yet to step to the plate in their tireless bout with 2012.
These next players have all recently hit the Madden cover curse, and could use a little help to get back to stardom.