Keys to Each Slumping MLB Superstar Turning Things Around ASAP

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Keys to Each Slumping MLB Superstar Turning Things Around ASAP
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Slumps happen.

Adam Jones had a stretch of 27 games last season in which he batted .271 with no home runs, one stolen base and 21 strikeouts. However, that was primarily during the month of August and the Orioles won 18 of those 27 games, so most people barely even noticed.

When it happens in April and the player is struggling for a team that's also under-performing, the red flags and question marks come flying.

For most of the established veterans there's little cause for concern. Jose Bautista's BABIP is 100 points below his career average. Matt Cain has been unbelievably unlucky with his HR/FB rate. Max Scherzer's ERA is 2.33 higher than his FIP says it should be. To some extent, these things will work themselves out in due time.

For some superstars, however, there is a noticeable problem needing fixed.

Let's take a look at five of the big names that are mired in a slump and diagnose what they can do to get out of it.

*All statistics courtesy of TexasLeaguers, FanGraphs, and FoxSports

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