I have written a lot this season about all of the great prospects throughout Major League Baseball. It is very exciting to see some of the top prospects such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lonnie Chisenhall get promoted to the majors in recent weeks.
Unfortunately, there is a flip side to this. There have been some highly touted prospects who have had miserable 2011 seasons.
In doing so, they may have removed the "untouchable" label and made themselves expendable. This by no means assumes these players will not have great careers. This simply shows who may have hurt their prospect value.
Here are 16 quality prospects who have had down years.