With the trade deadline approximately one month away, look for some major moves to occur, especially among contending teams. Struggling players like Justin Morneau, Vernon Wells and Randy Wolf could all have new homes by July 31.
It seems MLB currently has an unusual amount of parity among its clubs—the Washington Nationals are leading the NL East while the Baltimore Orioles are ahead of teams like the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. For this reason, teams will be looking to gain any and every advantage they can.
This could very well lead to teams taking on players who are struggling thus far in 2012, yet have the track record and experience to suggest they still have something to offer.
Here are the top five players who, while underachieving so far in 2012, can still impact divisional races on new teams.