A couple of weeks ago, the folks over at Baseball Prospectus said that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters would be the team's biggest disappointment in 2011. Now they have labeled the 24-year-old former first-round pick as one of the "most disappointing prospects of all time." Really.
"As we were among the first to hop on the Wieters bandwagon, let us be among the first off of it," wrote Steven Goldman. "The backstop is heading into his age-25 season. Whatever his .343/.438/.576 rates seemed to portend, that’s gone, along with the notion that he’s a switch-hitter (he has hit .230/.278/.344 from the right side) or a power hitter.
"His glove and the dream of what might have been will keep him around for years, but stardom now seems spectacularly unlikely."