The Rookie of the Year award not only bestows an honor upon a young baseball star, it also brings added potential to a rising talent.
However, every baseball season cannot bring the best of the crop, and, from time to time, the baseball writers of America are left to vote for rookies who just aren't up to par with the rest of their RoY predecessors.
With the 2012 Rookie of the Year awards looming in the not-so-distant future, we can take a look at some of the worst seasons for a rookie who took home this trophy.
Searching for a particularly weak statistical category (or two or three in some cases), Jim Lefebvre (1965) and Walt Weiss (1988) more than stand on their own as having two of the poorest Rookie of the Year campaigns.
Recognizing the other RoY candidates in each given season was also noted to determine whether the winner was truly deserving of the title.