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Week 6 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Struggling Sticks To Be Patient With

5 Struggling Sticks To Remain Patient With

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There are a number of hitters that are peppering the ball right now. However, not every stick is in midseason form right now. To help you identify the problem, here are five All-Star sticks to remain patient with this fantasy season.

5. SS Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres

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5. SS Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres

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Cabrera was been mess this season. He has a disappointing .266 batting average with a lackluster .289 OBP. Even more shocking, he has only stolen fours bases and has been caught three times. It is still cold out, though, and most speedsters have a tough time running in the cold. Cabrera will start to turn it on in the summer months and will be among the league leaders in steals when it is all said and done.

4. 2B Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

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4. 2B Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

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Phillips, and his patented smile, has become a friendly sight in fantasy lineups over the past several season. Unfortunately, Phillips has not played like an All-Star this year. He has a lackluster .271 batting average to go along with a despicable .287 OBP. However, Phillips will come around soon and will slowly start bringing up his average. He has always been a second-half hitter, so fantasy fans shouldn't panic after a couple slow weeks.

3. 3B David Wright, New York Mets

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3. 3B David Wright, New York Mets

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Through the first 29 games, Wright has a meager .275 batting average and the All-Star has clubbed only one homer. He has also struck out 29 times in 29 games. Luckily, the third baseman seems to be turning things around already. Wright went 5-9 over the last two games and the veteran finally seems ready to bust out of his early-season slump.

2. OF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

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2. OF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

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After slugging 30-plus home runs in back-to-back seasons, Jones was a popular fantasy outfielder this spring. Unfortunately, he has just one home run through his first 28 contests and has a pathetic .261 batting average. He has yet to find his swing, but AJ always gets off to a slow start. He will be slugging homers in no time and Jones is one super slugger to remain patient with.

1. 1B Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

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1. 1B Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

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Fielder was a popular first round pick this spring, but he has yet to find his power swing. The super-slugger has hit just two home runs on the year and he has racked up a meager nine RBIs on the year. However, it is only a matter of time until Prince starts launching balls out of the ballpark. Fantasy owners must simply remain patient with Fielder and make sure to keep him active moving forward.