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What to expect from 2012 disappointments

Updated: September 13, 2012, 3:26 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Every fantasy baseball owner who fails to win his or her league can point to a player or two they feel doomed their chances. We've all done it. What's interesting is the disparity of those players. To some owners, choosing Matt Kemp third overall and getting a borderline top-100 player in return was the killer. Others might point to a starting pitcher or two who did irreversible damage, such as top-10 starter Tim Lincecum, who begins Thursday at spot No. 493 on ESPN's Player Rater. Still others might point to a closer that didn't close, a prospect who was never promoted or a 30-homer guy like Lance Berkman who barely played. Frankly, we could name a lot of players who haven't helped fantasy owners in relation to their draft spot.

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