In the new age of social media and with the vast amounts of baseball coverage at fans’ disposal, it has become the norm for people to have high expectations for top prospects entering the Major Leagues. Often times, those expectations can be unreasonable.
The 2015 season has only heightened these expectations, with the debuts of a number of top prospects around baseball, and immediate success from top guys like Kris Bryant.
A year ago, Gregory Polanco was seen as the next big thing for the Pirates. He was a guy who could come up and eventually be a star. Polanco’s career has not gotten off to the start that fans dreamed of, the media had expected, and the Pirates had hoped for. But if you look around baseball, teams are littered with players -- some of them All-Stars -- who went thro...
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