Saying that the Philadelphia Phillies have had a disappointing spring training in 2014 would be an understatement. It's been abysmal. And there are no signs of the Florida sunshine emerging through the heavy clouds hanging over the organization.
Not only are the Phillies the worst team in the Grapefruit League at 6-14-2, they also hold the distinction of being the worst team in baseball this spring. Tack onto that a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that scouts referred to the Phillies as "awful" and "painful to watch," and the Phillies have nothing going their way right now.
The pitching staff has been serviceable at best, but its ace, Cole Hamels, has been absent for the entirety of the spring. The offense, on the other hand, has been nonexistent. Of the team's eight likely everyday starters, only four are batting at least .250 on the spring, and just two—outfielders Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd—are batting over .300. Normally, a .300 average would be commended, but keep in mind that we're talking about 43 and 38 at-bats for these guys, respectively. It's a small sample size.
An honorable mention would be that the collective Phillies offense has been a colossal disappointment. Even the team as a whole could be categorized as the biggest letdown of the spring. Both arguments are merited. However, certain players have been worse—much worse—than others. Here's a list of the most disappointing Phillies players this spring.