On May 17, we looked at five underachievers: Andruw Jones, Robinson Cano, Barry Zito, Travis Hafner, and Kenji Johjima. Johjima and Cano have shown glimpses of life, but they are intermittent, at best. Jones and Hafner are battling injuries. And Zito is just struggling. Today, we’ll look at a few more.
Aaron Harang is an ace who is really struggling. His peripherals aren’t that good, which helps to explain why he is 3-10. He is too good to be this bad, so buy low if his owner has soured on him.
Edgar Renteria seems to be a great National League Player and a crummy AL player. His statistics in Boston and Detroit don’t resemble his stats in Florida, St. Louis, and Atlanta. Detroit has an amazing offense that is also struggling. I’d look for Renteria and the Tigers to find their groove in the 2nd half of the season.
Delmon Young looked to be a huge star from day one until he retires, but then he got to Minnesota. His time in a Twins uni hasn’t been good and he’s looked overmatched at times. He’s going to regain the form he displayed at Tampa Bay last season, so grab him if he’s a keeper possibility, but pass on him in one-year formats as he’s unlikely to regain that form this season.