With the All-Star break upon us, we take a look at some of the game’s best players who are having anything but their best years. We present to you, Major League Baseball’s “All-Struggling Team – Hitter’s Edition.”
A .264 career hitter who averages 10 HR and 60 RBI per season.
Still stellar in the field, but Lee is far off his career pace of .282, 22 HR, 73 RBI.
After career highs in average (.287), HR (33) and RBI (105) in 2010, Uggla has fallen hard.
Ramirez has hit .310 with 4 HR and 20 RBI in 25 games since coming off the DL, so he might approach career averages of 21 HR, 65 RBI, .313.
His numbers continue to plummet in the two years since coming to Seattle. He had been a .291 career hitter (.363 OBP) who averages 35 steals a season.
He appears poised to have his lowest RBI total and batting average of his career this season.
According to Fangraphs.com, Choo was worth 11 wins over a replacement-level player in 2009 and 2010. Battling injuries in 2011, Choo has a 1.5 WAR rating.
What does seven years and $126 million buy you? Not as much as you’d expect.
DH: Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox (.160 BA, 9 HR, 34 RBI, 104 K)
Dunn has been injured and ineffective. In fact, in the first year of a four-year, $56 million contract, he’s on pace to have the worst offensive season in the history of baseball.