In Major League Baseball, there are slumps and then there are disappointing seasons.
Rough patches are expected, but to underperform for the entire season is always a surprise, especially for guys like Tim Lincecum and Justin Upton.
Of course, injuries have played a major part in some of these players' seasons, while other players have dropped off considerably after being traded or have just hit a wall.
With the MLB postseason looming, this isn't the time for struggles to occur and players to underperform.
Here's my list of 10 MLB players who will step up down the stretch after having somewhat disappointing 2012 campaigns:
*All statistics and records compiled on Tuesday, August 28.