Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves
Heyward’s sophomore year has been disappointing at best. His ground ball rate has skyrocketed and injuries have begun to plague him. There is still plenty of time for him to turn it around but as of right now it looks like he is in the midst of a significant sophomore slump.
Justin Upton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
The All-Star slugger is having a rough stretch coming off the break, going just 2 for 18 since with just 1 RBI.
Andre Ethier, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Another All-Star, Ethier has just 1 hit in 19 at bats since the All-Star Break.
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Seattle Mariners
Ichiro has not been himself this year, and especially not as of late. The former batting champ is now just 5 for his last 42 and in a major offensive drought, driving in just2 runs over that stretch.
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, Colorado Rockies
Chacin was off to a nice season, but his last several starts have been disappointing to say the least. He now has 16 earned runs in his last 23.1 innings of work.
Mike Moustakas, 1B, Kansas City Royals
Moustakas has 7 hits the entire month and has seen his average dip from .271 to .198; not exactly what the Royals had in mind from their star prospect.
Justin Smoak, 1B, Seattle Mariners
Smoak continues to struggle at the dish, hitting just .143 this month with 3 RBI’s and no homeruns.
Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
Lost among all the trade rumors circling Rasmus is the fact that he has been downright awful lately. He has hit .180 over the past 2 months with just 16 RBI’s.
Jayson Werth, OF, Washington Nationals
The Nationals have to be kicking themselves for throwing the kind of money they did at Jayson Werth. He now has a .212 average on the year and is clearly missing the protection he had in the Phillies lineup.
Adam Dunn, OF, Chicago White Sox
The guy the Nationals let go hasn’t fared much better in his new home and has to be the year’s biggest disappointment to date. He is now batting .158 on the year and the power numbers haven’t been there either, as he has just 9 homers.