Domonic Brown was at one time ranked the 4th best prospect in baseball by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. After a breakout season last year, many fans were looking for a follow up performance. I wouldn't count on that. Other than 2 great months in 2013, he's been a bust. Rarely gets on base, plays horrendous defense, doesn't hit for average, and lacks power that was projected for him. Don't believe me, see below...
2010 - .210/.612, 35 G, 62 AB
2011 - .245/.725, 56 G, 184 AB
2012 - .235/.712, 56 G, 187 AB
2013 - .272/.818, 131 G, 496 AB
May/June - .290/.939, 10 DBL, 3 TRPL, 18 HR, 35 R, 46 RBI, 8 SB
Rest of Season - .258/.724, 11 DBL, 1 TRPL, 9 HR, 30 R, 37 RBI, 0 SB
2014 - .223/.564, 31 G, 112 AB
Now, he is only 26 years old, so improvement can still come. How much, or if any, who knows? When I was interviewed for a fantasy baseball site before the season started, I was asked who not to pick. Domonic Brown was my answer, because outside of his 2 fluke months, he's been entirely mediocre at best for his entire career.
Another semi-disappointment has been Cole Hamels since signing his 6 YR/$144M mega-extension. Hamels has the 44th-best ERA (3.56) since the time his extension was signed, despite being the game’s sixth-highest paid pitcher. Full article here.