Biggest prospect flops of 2011
Ten young players who need a strong 2012 season after being subpar in 2011
- Eric Hartline/US PresswireDomonic Brown still has a sweet swing, but the tools must soon meet production.
It was a very good year, it was a very bad year.
That's how any prospect follower can feel when reviewing where a prospect stood in the industry.
Here are 10 players who might like to forget what happened in 2011 and hope that a change of the calendar can help them turn it around in 2012.
The last time we saw the good version of Brown was mid-2010. Since then, he was called up to the big leagues but given inconsistent playing time, had a horrible spring training while trying to adjust his swing and didn't play especially well at any level in 2011.
"I think it will happen for him, but I don't think it will happen in Philly," said a rival National League executive. "I bet he's gone by midseason in their next big trade."
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