This past week, MLB has had its share of magical moments, including a delay in a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on account of birds. That’s right—two birds brought an at-bat between Vance Worley and Miguel Cabrera to a standstill.
For as whimsical as that brief moment was, however, not all is fine with this grand game. There were some showings that can only be described as duds.
Between fielding gaffes and players hurting their club’s chances of winning a baseball game, there were some wretched performances over the last seven days.
Here's a position-by-position look at MLB's biggest underachievers from the past week.
Unless otherwise noted, all traditional and advanced statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs and are accurate as of game time Sunday, August 17.