I have found a handful of players that are having an uncharacteristically crummy season. Most player can turn a slow April into some good numbers by mid-May, but these five have been unable to do so. So what gives?
Andruw Jones (.176Avg/2HR/7RBi), Travis Hafner (.228/4/20), Robinson Cano (.207/4/12), Kenji Johjima (.236/2/12), and Barry Zito (0-7/6.58ERA/1.79WHIP). Some have a legitimate chance of straightening things out and others will most likely continue on this downward spiral.
Jones, Hafner, and Zito started this way last year and never righted the ship, though Hafner and Zito didn’t finish as poorly as Jones did. I’m not counting on them doing it this season. Cano and Johjima are new to this, so I’m not expecting a season-long swoon for these two.
My advice is to buy low on Johjima and Cano. Sell Jones, Zito, and Hafner if you can get a reasonable return on them. Don’t dump them unless they are taking up a valuable roster spot.