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2014 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Players That Are Cold After All-Star Break

5 Sticks Slumping After The All-Star Break

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The All-Star festivities are all wrapped up and the fantasy baseball community is already back to work. For those of you that haven't been paying attention, here are five players that have started the second-half off rather slowly.

5. DH Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals

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5. DH Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals

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Butler was on fire earlier this spring, as he hit .313 and posted a .374 OBP in June. Butler has once again hit the wall, though, as he has gone 3-20 in the last seven games. He has struggled to find his swing since the break and his average has plummeted all the way down to .264.

4. 2B Daniel Murphy, New York Mets

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4. 2B Daniel Murphy, New York Mets

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Murphy has been a hitting machine for the Mets in recent fantasy seasons. Unfortunately, the second baseman has struggled since the turn. Murph has just five hits in the seven games since the break, which is good for an embarrassing .167 batting average.

3. 1B Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

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3.1B Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

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Freeman has hit the wall this summer. He has just two hits in the seven games since the turn and has seen his average drop down to .284. Freeman is another slugger in the middle of a power outage.

2. 2B Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

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2. 2B Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

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Cano impressively went 4-6 in his first game after the All-Star break. Since then, though, Cano has gone 3-21 in the following five games. He will wake up soon, but it is worth noting that the superstar has struggled for the majority of the week.

1. OF Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

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1. OF Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

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Cruz has been a MVP Candidate for most for the year, as he already has 28 home runs and 74 RBIs to his name. The veteran hasn’t hit a homer run in 11 games, including the seven games since the break. Cruz is in a serious power drought right now.