The Defintions Of Overhyped: Major League Flunks For Now
When your talking about prospects your talking about a very sensitive thing because you invest a lot in them but the investment might back fire.
Here are a few examples of guys who couldn't perform at the Major League level even though they were supposed to be great.
I am sure I am leaving a few out but you guys go ahead and post who you think should be there.
Remember he was supposed to be the next Greg Maddux, a couple of years ago this guy was the toast of the town everybody loved him.
He was supposed to be a consistent strike thrower but when he got to the Majors he had a BB/K ratio of 1.20.
Oh yeah Ian there's only one Greg Maddux.
The next great Texan fireballer lands on this list. Remember the line went first there was Nolan Ryan then Roger Clemens and now Homer Bailey.
This guy has done nothing at the Major league level at least Ian Kennedy had a little success with that 1.80 ERA in his first season but Homer has never even had a solid season.
He has really been a big disapointment.
He still has time to prove himself but by the way the scouts and the Orioles advertised this guy he supposed to be Joe Mauer with Mark Teixiera.
And well he hasn't supplied much power with that horrible OPS.
Plus the 5 errors and 46 runners being able to steal on hi mdon't help his cause either.
1st overall pick my butt, Hochevar has shown flashes of dominance but has not been able to ever put it together.
He lost 12 games last year and has lost 7 this year.
He's 25 so its not as if he is in his young years for long.
Remember when all the scouts were saying " he's the next Randy Johnson", yeah right.
The only reason his ERA doesn't look horrible is because he posted a 1.93 ERA in 14.0 IP last year.
The AL East is just to much for him.
Joba Chamberlain The Starter
Okay so I will probably get a lot of responses for this pick but the guy has a WHIP of 1.50.
He has 65 BB in 133 IP this year, anyone that plays fantasy knows how unproductive he has been.
Again he has had flashes but the only reason his numbers don't look worse is because the Yankees don't keep him in the game long enough to get destroyed.
As a reliever he had the best stuff in baseball as a starter he is just another pitcher.
I am a partial Yankee fan and I am saying this.
He has had one solid season in 7 seasons, and that one season he still put up a ERA over 4.00.
He is just one of those guys that is pretty painful to watch when he pitches.
The guy has around decent control with his lifetime 2.40 K/BB ratio, just strange.
You know what he needs? Dave Duncan pitchign coach for Cardinals that dude is a god.
I know he looks like him but no folks its not Roy Halladay, Halladay is good very good.
This guy is supposed replace Roy Halladay as the Toronto ace but he has been bad.
This guy being on this list is kinda unofficial because in his last 2 seasons he seemed to be figuring it out because he posted a 4.20 ERA.
So we will have to see if he can pick that production up when he comes back from the surgery.
After a good rookie year Davis has the second lowest .BA among all qualifying batters.
He was supposed to be a slugger but all I see is a really bad copy of Russell Branyon.
Before he got demoted to the Minors he was on pace for 300 K's on the season.
He has been a meat head power guy thats all you can say.
If you heard the Mets in the off- season they said Murphy was goignt obe a 20 HR, .320 and 80 RBI player well he won't even do a fraction of that.
The weird thing is he puts the ball in play 59 K's in 126 games this year but he just makes outs.
He has no power and can't field. And the one position he can field he has no power to play at.
He is just a bench player.
I know there are others that I am forgetting but these are the guys that I think should belong on this list.
Feel free to post who you think belong son the list.