2014 Fantasy Baseball: All-Disappointment Team At Quarter-Season Mark

All-Disappointment Team

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With right around 25 percent of the season now in the books, it's a great time to take a look at which players have been stinking up fantasy rosters the most. The following guys were expected to help lead fantasy teams to glory but instead seem intent on sinking them to the bottom of the standings. If you drafted one or more of these players, you have clearly angered the fantasy gods and should immediately pray for forgiveness.

C - Wilson Ramos: Washington Nationals

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C - Wilson Ramos: Washington Nationals

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Though he's missed ample time due to injury, that doesn't forgive him for his terrible play when on the field. Even with his two hit, four RBI performance on Sunday, he's still hitting just .207 with zero HRs and six RBIs in nine games. This isn't what owners were expecting after last season's breakout, but there should be better days ahead for this talented 26-year-old.

Runner Up: Salvador Perez

1B - Prince Fielder: Texas Rangers

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1B - Prince Fielder: Texas Rangers

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So this is what $ 24 million a year gets you? I'll pass, thanks. After a subpar 2013 season, the Prince has been simply awful this year. He's hitting a measly .247 to this point with just three HRs and 16 RBIs in 150 at bats. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Detroit called "no takebacks" after trading him over the winter, so this one may sting for years to come in Texas.

Runner Up: Chris Davis

2B - Jason Kipnis: Cleveland Indians

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2B - Jason Kipnis: Cleveland Indians

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Even before he hit the DL, Kipnis was disappointing owners with his play. Expectations were lofty for him this year, but a .234 average with three HRs and 12 RBIs in 27 games is like a kick in the gut for his owners. He should be back in the lineup soon so It's not time to jump ship quite yet, but he'll need a drastic turnaround in order to come anywhere close to last season's numbers.

Runner Up: Jedd Gyorko

SS - J.J. Hardy: Baltimore Orioles

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SS - J.J. Hardy: Baltimore Orioles

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For someone who has averaged 25 HRs and 75 RBIs the past three seasons, his lack of production comes as a shocker. He's actually hitting 11 points above his career average but has zero homers and just nine RBIs in 34 games played. For whatever reason he simply isn't driving the ball this year, so it's hard to imagine that a huge turnaround is coming.

Runner Up: Everth Cabrera

3B - Adrian Beltre: Texas Rangers

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3B - Adrian Beltre: Texas Rangers

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If you're wondering why Texas' star-studded offense ranks just 17th in baseball in runs scored, just look at this list. Like his teammate at first base, Beltre has severely under-performed so far. His average is 62 points lower than last year, and he has just three HRs and 14 RBIs in 115 at bats. Considering he was generally the first 3B off the draft board, he has been a big bust indeed.

Runner Up: Pablo Sandoval

OF - Bryce Harper: Washington Nationals

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OF - Bryce Harper: Washington Nationals

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It must be tough to be so arrogant when your numbers stink. Even before an injured thumb landed him on the DL, Harper was giving his owners nightmares with a pitiful one HR and nine RBIs in 83 at bats. Lack of hustle landed him in the doghouse, an injury landed him on the disabled list and visions of a Trout-esque breakout likely landed him on your fantasy team. Hopefully things change for him come July.

Runner Up: Will Venable

DH - Billy Butler: Kansas City Royals

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DH - Billy Butler: Kansas City Royals

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There aren't a lot of options at DH, so this one was pretty easy. Butler is hitting 56 points below his career average, and while he's never been known as a power hitter, his one HR and .305 slugging percentage are an embarrassment. He hasn't shown many signs of a turnaround, but at just 28 years of age, I refuse to believe things stay this bad going forward.

Runner Up: Corey Hart

SP - Homer Bailey: Cincinnati Reds

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SP - Homer Bailey: Cincinnati Reds

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With a no-hitter to his name in each of the last two seasons, big things were expected from Bailey in 2014. It's been like a bad dream so far for him, though, as he sports an ugly 5.44 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in the weak-hitting National League. You wouldn't think it could get much worse, so if you spent the draft pick on him, you might as well wait it out and hope for the best.

Runner Up: Clay Buchholz

Closer - Jim Johnson: Oakland Athletics

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Closer - Jim Johnson: Oakland Athletics

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With 101 saves the past two seasons, Johnson has been a fantasy force as a closer. His lack of dominant stuff has finally caught up to him this year, though, as he sports a horrific 7.00 ERA and 2.06 WHIP. He lost his closing gig very early on and has done nothing to convince anyone he's getting it back. If you drafted him, hopefully you parted way ages ago and found a better option off the wire.

Runner Up; Jim Henderson


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