Struggling Prospects Who Are Clearly Not Yet Ready for MLB

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Struggling Prospects Who Are Clearly Not Yet Ready for MLB
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Baseball enthusiasts, like players, have tendencies.

Some players tend to perform better after the All-Star break than they do before it, while others tend to have far more success against left-handed pitching than they do against right-handed pitchers. For fans and pundits alike, we tend to wax poetic about our team's top prospects.

No matter how small the sample size may be, comparisons to current and former All-Stars are made, expectations are raised and...we wind up disappointed with the results.

From youngsters who broke camp with their respective clubs to those who started the season at Triple-A but weren't expected to stay there long, there's no shortage of prospects who, by way of their play, have proven that they simply aren't ready for prime time. 

Here's a look at some of the more notable youngsters who clearly are not yet ready for major league action.


*Unless otherwise noted all statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and and are current through games of May 22. All injury information courtesy of Baseball Prospectus unless otherwise noted.

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