All 30 MLB Teams' Most Overrated Player in the 1st Half of 2013

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All 30 MLB Teams' Most Overrated Player in the 1st Half of 2013
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Who has been the most overrated player on every Major League Baseball team through the opening months of the regular season?

We’re about to find out.

But first: What does it mean to be overrated?

Well, here’s how I see things: A player who’s overrated entered the season with high expectations—signing a large offseason deal, having a great 2012 or a former star coming off an injury—and has yet to live up to the hype. If you look it up in the dictionary, you’ll find the same thing, more or less.

So, back to the original question: Which players fit the mold that I just laid out?

Here’s a look at each team’s most overrated player of the first half of the season, with an explanation why there was hype around the player and analysis of why he’s failed to meet the expectations given to him.

*All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus

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