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Borbon one of many slumping leadoff men

Updated: April 16, 2010, 3:23 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Less than two weeks into the baseball season, leadoff hitters around baseball have been anything but special. Incredibly, major leaguers in the top lineup spot are hitting a cumulative .249 with a .315 on-base percentage; in the American League, thanks in part to highly touted and disappointing Texas Rangers center fielder Julio Borbon, the cumulative batting average is .243 and OBP is .302. Man, it's like watching 30 teams send Corey Patterson out there to lead off!

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