Baseball fans, be on the lookout for tired cliches being thrown around when it comes to any of the players on this list.
From "one week doesn't make a season" to "baseball is a marathon, not a sprint," fans, managers and front offices around baseball are all in damage-control mode when talking about struggling players on their ballclubs.
Essentially, they are all doing their best impressions of Kevin Bacon in Animal House:
Except all is not well.
It's too early to panic—that cliche is one that I'll buy into right now—but things need to get better in a hurry for that phrase not to fall into the abyss of empty words.
The 15 players on this list are slumping badly—and their respective teams need them to turn things around in a hurry.