10 Most Surprising Slow Starts in Baseball's Opening Week

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10 Most Surprising Slow Starts in Baseball's Opening Week
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It's been a nightmarish start for Kevin Youkilis.

We're only one week into a very long season, but for certain players in the MLB it's been a long first week. 

Almost every baseball player goes through a rough patch each season. Over the course of a six-month, 162-game regular season it stands to reason that there will be ups and downs. 

A rough patch is magnified when it happens at the outset of the season. With no accumulated statistics to buffer the impact of the slump, a player's numbers can look just awful. 

Which big-name players are struggling in baseball's opening week?

Read on to find out. 

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