5 MLB Players Who Desperately Need to Have a Huge Week

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5 MLB Players Who Desperately Need to Have a Huge Week
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No hitter in baseball might need a big week more than Albert Pujols right now.

As we head into May, there are several big-name hitters and projected playoff contenders who continue to struggle.

In several divisions, the standings look upside-down from preseason predictions. And those unexpectedly poor records are due in large part to top hitters swinging feeble bats. Maybe it's the pressure to live up to huge contracts. Perhaps it's trying too hard to show that breakout success wasn't a fluke.

Whatever the reason, here are five batters who really need to get their performances turned in the right direction as the baseball season moves into its second month.  

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