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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Mid-Season All-Disappointment Team

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Mid-Season All-Disappointment Team

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When owners drafted these supposed studs, they were banking on them to lead their fantasy teams to glory. Instead, these eight players have done their best to suck the life out of countless fantasy baseball rosters. There are dozens of players who are having bad seasons in 2014, but the following are the ones who have disappointed the most.

C - Brian McCann: New York Yankees

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C - Brian McCann: New York Yankees

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Big things were expected from this seven-time All-Star when he signed with New York last off-season. Like the Yankees, I'm sure most fantasy owners would like a mulligan on their decision to put this fellow on their team. Instead of flourishing, McCann has severely floundered this season, as he's batting a career worst .223 with just eight HRs in 247 at bats.

Runner Up: Wilson Ramos

1B - Joe Mauer: Minnesota Twins

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1B - Joe Mauer: Minnesota Twins

Joe Mauer Twins
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Switching to 1B full-time was supposed to save Mauer's legs, and in turn make him a better hitter. That's almost exactly what happened too, except no it isn't. The face of the Twins franchise is easily having his worst season, as he's batting 55 points below his career average, and has a measly 17 extra base hits in 280 at bats, including just two HRs.

Runner Up: Chris Davis

2B - Jason Kipnis: Cleveland Indians

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2B - Jason Kipnis: Cleveland Indians

Jason Kipnis Indians
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It likely took a third round pick to get Kipnis on your fantasy roster this season, but he's produced like waiver wire fodder. His combination of power, speed and average has seemingly disappeared like a fart in the wind for some reason in 2014. With three HRs, eight steals and a .251 average, Kipnis has no prayer of living up to his draft status.

Runner Up: Ben Zobrist

3B - Ryan Zimmerman: Washington Nationals

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3B - Ryan Zimmerman: Washington Nationals

Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
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Zimmerman has been one of the safer options at 3B in recent seasons. Until this year that is, when he decided to squash your fantasy dreams like a bug. Injuries have been part of the problem, but even when healthy this slugger has failed miserably. To go along with a career low .244 average, Zimmerman has managed just three HRs and 18 RBIs in 119 at bats.

Runner Up: Manny Machado

SS - J.J. Hardy: Baltimore Orioles

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SS - J.J. Hardy: Baltimore Orioles

J.J. Hardy Orioles
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Owners who didn't want to spend a high pick on a SS were probably thrilled to grab Hardy in the middle of their draft. After all, he's been quite productive the past three years, as he's averaged 25 HRs and 75 RBIs per season. Too bad he just hit his first HR of the season last weekend though. Hardy's .292 average looks nice, but with just one HR and 19 RBI's in 264 at bats, it's a very hollow number indeed.

Runner Up: Everth Cabrera

OF - Carlos Gonzalez: Colorado Rockies

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OF - Carlos Gonzalez: Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez Rockies
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Those who drafted this uber-talented left fielder knew the risks coming in. He was going to cost you a first-round pick, but boy can he be a fantasy beast when healthy. Fantasy owners' worst nightmares have been realized though, as Car-Go has played in only 52 games due to injury, and has managed just a .255 average with eight HRs in those contests.

SP - Justin Verlander: Detroit Tigers

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SP - Justin Verlander: Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander Tigers
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After being nearly unhittable in the 2013 postseason, Verlander was a popular bounce-back candidate this year. A return to dominance was not in the cards though, as he's gone from mediocre to terrible in a short amount of time. JV is the #130 starting pitcher on ESPN's player rater to this point, and sports a horrifying 7.17 ERA in his last eight starts.

Runner Up: Matt Cain

RP - Joe Nathan: Detroit Tigers

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RP - Joe Nathan: Detroit Tigers

Joe Nathan Tigers
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In two seasons with the Texas Rangers, Nathan piled up 80 saves to go along with a superb 2.09 ERA. The Tigers and fantasy owners alike were expecting similar numbers from the six-time All-Star in 2014. Instead of elite, or even mediocre numbers, Nathan has imploded this season with a spectacularly awful 6.28 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. You would have been better off drafting a potato chip over Nathan this year.

Runner Up: Jim Johnson

Brian Davis is a fantasy writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SportsGuyBrian, ”Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.