These MLB players glistened from head to toe with promise when you drafted them in your fantasy baseball league, but they have failed to deliver.
For every Mike Trout and Stephen Strasburg that meets or exceeds the hype, there are a few young talents who can’t live up to the gigantic buildup. Eric Hosmer and Brett Lawrie started the season as fantasy darlings but have now become goats in the eyes of their disappointed owners.
The following players entered drafts as breakout candidates with the potential to bear value well beyond their draft costs, but it turns out owners actually spent too much to acquire their services.
Here are some of the biggest fantasy baseball letdowns of the 2012 season.