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Biggest prospect flops of 2011

Ten young players who need a strong 2012 season after being subpar in 2011

Updated: December 28, 2011, 10:50 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Domonic BrownEric 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.


Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

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."