The Phillies have been one of the best teams in baseball this year, but there are always people who struggle.
Many players struggled early on, but have since turned it around.
Some are still struggling.
Check out my list of the five most disappointing Phillies players so far this year.
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After a successful season last year, Chad Durbin hasn't pitched as well so far this season.
He is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 42 games. That doesn't look bad, but the stat that really leaps out at you is his 33 walks. Last year, he walked just 35 batters in a full season.
He also has been plagued by injuries this year. Hopefully, he will come back off the disabled list strong.
Ruiz struggled last year, but early this season it looked as though he was turning around. He wasn't.
His batting average dropped from .299 to .225 since June. Despite his poor hitting, he has handled the pitching staff extremely well.
He had a great year in 2008, but Dobbs has cooled off this year.
After batting .301 and setting the Phillies record in pinch-hits last year, he is batting just .256 with 5 home runs and 18 RBI.
He didn't have the greatest year last year, but he did come through in the clutch once in a while.
This year, he's been terrible, batting way under the Mendoza Line with a .133 average.
Thankfully, his versatility has come in handy.
We all knew he was going to be on the list.
After going a perfect 41-41 save oppurtunities last year, he has blown six saves so far this year.
The reason why Lidge's terrible season has been amplified so much by the media is because prospects were high this year.
If it were some second-rate pitcher on a rebuilding team, who would really care?