For every prospect that excels following a promotion to the major leagues, there are countless others who, for some specific reason, struggle. Most of the time, the problems stem from an unresolved issue from the minor leagues, such as poor plate discipline or the inability to command a certain pitch. Other prospects are seemingly rushed to the major leagues in the wake of an injury.
Sometimes we forget that not every prospect possesses superstar potential, regardless of what his minor league production may suggest.
So to put things in perspective, here’s a look at five prospects who struggled after finally getting the call.