Career Mode - Player overall

So we’re all starting careers in the same boat; our player is anywhere from 10 to 20 rated and absolutely suck even amongst their (terrible) peers. I don’t have a problem with the low overall, but why SO low as to not even compete with any of his/her teammates? I’m really meant to believe this player can go on to the top level? Come on.

It must be a bug rather than intentional right? Hence the issues with the perks? A top order batter with 0 running speed, 0 attack, etc. Is this the first time they’ve picked up a bat in their entire life? It just doesn’t make sense. What’s everyone’s thoughts

Cheers all.