No matter how many times a player has jogged onto a major league field over the course of their career, everybody struggles at one point or another. Slumps are simply part of the game.
Unfortunately, there's no way to predict when one is going to hit. Players and teams alike hope slumps come early, while there's plenty of baseball left to be played, so they can get it over with and leave it in the past where it belongs.
For the players who have made our All-Dud Team for July, their slumps hit at one of the absolute worst possible times—right before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
These guys have made their general managers' jobs that much more difficult, clouding the picture as to whether they should be looking to buy or sell as the deadline approaches.
Who are the biggest culprits in the game? Let's take a look.