It was actually the #1 league, ECFBL, who didn't draft Asdrubal, but he was picked up before the season started. Worse, I had him in 1 league, and dropped him.
As for Hardy, he was dropped in most leagues before he had 20 ABs. The teams that held on to him were teams that were not making many moves.
Here are the first 12 drafted shortstops, showing where the teams that drafted them finished in the standings. Not 1 team overcame the early drafting of Hanley to finish first.
And here are the Asdrubal Cabrera results, including the team that picked him up right after the draft: