Each baseball season brings its own diverse bundle of surprising story lines. For instance, some players have enjoyed All-Star worthy campaigns despite otherwise pedestrian careers (i.e. James Loney). There have also been actual All-Stars who have completely forgotten how to hit the ball (i.e. Josh Hamilton).
While it's difficult to project whether players like Starlin Castro, Matt Kemp and R.A. Dickey will bounce back, as few peripherals view them favorably, there are several players who, despite enduring bad surface first halves, are more primed to break out post-All-Star break.
After the jump are eight first half flops who could very well dominate in the second half.
All statistics (through June 26) were sourced from Fan Graphs, Baseball Reference, Cot's Baseball Contracts and Brooks Baseball.