Not every player can be the fan favorite.
And that’s for a couple of reasons.
Most often than not, it’s because a player signed a contract that they have yet to live up to. We see this all of the time. During free agency, one of the top players on the market agrees to a long-term deal worth millions of dollars, and then they never play like the team originally thought they would.
Next, it could be due to the fact that the player was once a highly touted prospect and since making their major league debut, that player has yet to reach his fullest potential. Guys don’t always pan out like they’re expected to, but that’s just the nature of the game. Not every prospect is going to be an MVP candidate each season.
Another reason could be that the player is constantly injured, and the missed time is hurting his club’s shot at winning a World Series title. These are the batters who get hit by a pitch in the elbow and end up missing a month—or the pitchers who feel some soreness in their arm after an outing and end up missing the rest of the season.
The fact of the matter is that at least one player in each team’s clubhouse isn’t going to be well-liked by the fanbase. Here’s that player for Major League Baseball teams.
*All statistics were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.