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The 2000s' Top 5 MLB Prospects That Never Were
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Every year, there are countless amateur prospects slapped with the “future superstar” label, the majority of whom are selected on Day 1 of the draft and offered a seven-figure signing bonus.

But with such highly regarded players comes the potential for massive disappointment, as a small percentage of prospects are able to reach their respective high ceiling.

So, to usher in the weekend, I thought I’d briefly review five top prospects from the previous decade who never developed as anticipated and failed to reach their potential.

While I took draft position and signing bonus into consideration, this list is based more on athleticism, tools/pitches and perceived ceiling.

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