Week 2 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Struggling Sticks

5 Struggling Sticks

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Every fantasy baseball season, some players simply get off to a slow start. It happens each year and can be absolutely maddening for fantasy owners. To help you get caught up to speed, here are five fantasy All-Stars that have started the 2014 fantasy season off rather slowly.

5. 2B Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres

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5. 2B Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres

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Gyorko was red-hot down the stretch last season, as he hit 15 home runs and drove in 37 runs in the final two months of the season. Unfortunately, he is actually hitting under .100 (.095) this season and has just two hits in 21 at-bats. He is simply lost at the plate right now.

4. OF Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

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4. OF Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

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Craig has a career .302 batting average and has matured into a very reliable hitter. Unfortunately, Craig has struggled to find his rhythm so far this season. He currently has an awful .115 batting average to go along with an equally lackluster .143 OBP. Craig is yet another hitter that has struggled to contribute so far this fantasy season.

3. OF Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

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3. OF Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

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Beltran crushed two homers in 17 spring games and boasted a respectable .275 batting average. Unfortunately, the veteran has struggled so far during the regular season. He currently has a pathetic .182 batting average and only has one extra base through the first six games.

2. 3B Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

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2. 3B Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

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Donaldson took the fantasy world by storm last season by hitting 24 homers with a .301 batting average. This season, though, JD has been pretty rough. He has an .161 batting average to go along with a miserable .188 OBP through his first seven contests of the 2014 season. He hasn’t a home run either and has only racked up one RBI.

1. OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

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1. OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

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Braun’s 2013 season was cut short following a much-publicized PED suspension, but he still warranted a high draft pick this spring. In five games this season, though, the 2011 NL MVP has a meager .150 batting average. He hasn’t hit a single home run and actually hasn’t had any extra base hits. It has been a very rough start for the veteran.


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