There are always a few players that get off to slow starts and end up having a great season. The guys below could very well have good years, but they are just struggling right now. Just continue to watch these guys and eventually things should change.

Neil Walker, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates

Not hitting seems to be a contagious disease for the Pirates, who have lost four out of their last five games. Walker must have caught this sickness because he is hitting just .172 with only two runs batted in. He should bounce back, but this isn’t the start that he had hoped for.

Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

You didn’t think that the most feared power player in the league would be on this list, did you? Bautista has hit just one homerun while hitting .206. I don’t think this power outage will continue, but it’s something to worry about, I guess.

Ike Davis, 1B, New York Mets

Davis missed a good chunk of time last season and many fans thought he would have a great 2012. So far, that’s not the case as Davis is hitting just .125 with only one homerun. Davis is young, so this slump could take awhile for him to get out of.

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins

Stanton is also one of the most feared power threats in the league, but he has yet to hit a long ball. He has the ability to hit homeruns in bunches, so let’s not panic just yet.

Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

Jennings was a very hyped player coming into this fantasy season, but he’s yet to prove that prediction. He’s hitting just .222 with only two runs batted in. Maybe that’s why the Rays are on a four game skid? The young Ray has some adjusting to do, though.

Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves

Freeman has a spectacular rookie campaign, so a sophomore slump is in store, right? So far that’s correct as Freeman is hitting just .162 with a single run batted in.

Marlon Byrd, OF, Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are struggling at the plate and Byrd isn’t an exception. He’s hitting just .065 with only two runs batted in. I wouldn’t be surprised if he loses his starting spot sooner rather than later.

Kendrys Morales, 1B, Los Angeles Angels

Moreales is probably still rusty which is an excuse, but he has no homeruns or runs batted in through the first week. I would give him a little more before you completely write him off.

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