The 2012 MLB regular season is now down to its final six weeks, and while all fans will have their eye on the compelling divisional races and wild-card chase in each league, players will be working hard to finish the season on a high note.
However, not all players finish strong.
Throughout a long 162-game season, each player goes through lulls and streaks—some start slow in the cooler months and heat up with the weather. Others are prone to streaks at different points, and still others literally break down at the end of the season after performing at consistent levels through the spring and early summer.
We will take a look at 50 MLB players who could experience a downturn in performance over the final six weeks. Some of the analysis will be based on historical data, but a simple hunch might be thrown in as well.
Note: All statistics are current as of games played through Saturday, Aug. 18.