The 2010 Major League Baseball season is being recognized in a variety of different ways.
Most are calling it the "Year of the Pitcher." Pitching is in style again. The 2010 season has not only seen a great deal of refined pitching, but also no-hitters from Ubaldo Jimenez, Dallas Braden, Roy Halladay, Edwin Jackson, and Matt Garza.
Braden and Halladay's efforts were good for perfect games. The revitalization of Major League pitching has thematically been the talk of the season.
Not only that, but it seems like more rookies are stepping up than ever. Many freshmen have grown rapidly throughout the season into franchise mainstays already.
Some names like Jason Heyward, Buster Posey, Jaime Garcia, and more have made it look easy for the experience level. These names are just the tip of the iceberg.
But underneath it all, there is always the ugly. There are those guys who just have not produced to the point where they have failed to meet their expectations.
In the first of a six part series by division, it is time to take a look at the biggest individual underachievers of the 2010 Major League Baseball season.