Being a draft pick in any sport can be an exhilarating moment, but it also comes with the unfortunate burden of hype and expectations. 

Something that we (fans and media) often fail to realize is that these are young adults still trying to figure out their place and how to adjust to the world that they are being thrust into.

The 2013 MLB draft class is still in the very early stages of development. Saying that a player has improved or dropped his stock at this point isn’t entirely realistic given such small sample sizes, but there are certain signs to suggest some could be better or worse than initially thought. 

Since it is so easy to praise the successful draft picks, especially considering some of them start at a level designed for them to succeed, we want to focus on some of the players having serious issues, or at least showing significant flaws, at the start of their careers. 

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