I've written a number of pieces on some of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. For the most part, my opinions have been positive, looking at what these up-and-comers do well. Now it's time to turn the page and examine why some of them may just end up littering the side of the road like so many prospects before them.
Now, I don't WANT any of these guys to fail, but they all have flaws in their games. Flaws that, by most accounts, often lead a top prospect to crash and burn in his quest to become an MLB star.
It happens year after year, so this is nothing new to any of us. I know we sit there with our fingers crossed just hoping it won't be our team's prospect(s) that fizzle out like a dud firework on the Fourth of July.
Let's just hope our guy is able to stick around for the Grand Finale.
(Photo is of Brandon Wood)