The beginning of baseball season is full of hope for every MLB team, but many players simply don’t live up to expectations every year. When certain players struggle, it can derail a possible contender’s season.

Fans don’t want to hear that one of the players on their favorite team is in store for a rough season. However, it’s inevitable that several hyped players end up disappointing.

Being a bust can mean a few things. The most obvious is a player who receives a big contract, or comes over in a trade, and fails to live up to expectations. Then there are those who are in contract years who fail to put up big numbers and earn a large deal. Highly touted prospects who fall flat can also be considered busts, but they deserve more than one year to qualify. 

Many of the names on this list will be players joining new teams. They have high expectations and a lot of pressure on them. Pressure can often cause players to crumble.

Let’s take a look at the 2014 all-bust team.


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