40 Incredible MLB Seasons Being Overshadowed by Teams' Failures

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40 Incredible MLB Seasons Being Overshadowed by Teams' Failures
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It's not Matt Harvey's fault that the Mets have lost more games than they've won this season, nor are any of these 40 players to blame for their respective teams' struggles.

Baseball might have more team camaraderie than any other sport, but at its core, it is an incredibly individualistic game. One person throws the ball. One person tries to hit the ball. And if they're doing it right, only one person tries to catch the ball.

That happens hundreds of times per game, and then a winner is declared.

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Other times you have situations where Jose Fernandez is literally the only member of the team worth watching.

When the season wraps up and MVPs, Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers start getting handed out, you'll notice a trend that most of them go to the teams that won more games than they lost.

But let's take a moment to recognize the players who have had great seasons in losing efforts.

In honor of the 40-man rosters you'll be hearing about in earnest over the next 10 days or so, here are 40 players putting up great numbers for teams that are currently below .500.

 

*All statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs and are accurate through the start of play on Wednesday, August 21.

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