MLB: Ten Most Disappointing Players in 2016

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With break-out seasons come slumps. Who are the 10 most disappointing players across the league in 2016 ?

Every year in MLB, there are players who enter the season with high expectations from their respective ball club. While most fulfill or exceed these expectations, there are always players that hit an early slump or experience a down year.

This season is like no other. On his retirement tour, David Ortiz has been the definition of dominant. He is hitting .339 with 18 home runs and 59 RBI. Clayton Kershaw, Jake Arrieta, Madison Bumgarner, and Noah Syndergaard have all been aces of their respective team’s rotation, all boasting an ERA under 2.00.

With ups, comes downs. Though Matt Harvey has been great in three of his last four appearances, he has not been the ace of the young New York Mets rotation like expected. In 2016, he is 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a career-low 0.01 WAR.

After finishing fifth in the Cy Young voting and making his first All-Star appearance in 2015, Chris Archer has an ERA of 4.60 and WHIP of 1.44 – both career-lows.

On the hitting side of things, catchers Russell Martin and Brian McCann have struggled, hitting .216 and .219 respectively. McCann has 10 home runs to Martin’s five, but both players have underperformed significantly.

While these players are experiencing down seasons, they are not among the most disappointing players in the majors.

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