MLB 2011: Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez and 15 Stars Who Aren't Getting Lucky

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MLB 2011: Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez and 15 Stars Who Aren't Getting Lucky
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What's wrong with Albert Pujols? Is Jason Heyward in the midst of a sophomore slump? Is Carl Crawford doomed?

These are the questions on many baseball fans' mind as we pass the one-third marker of the 2011 MLB season. Every year there are good players who suddenly collapse, but it seems like this year there have been more high-profile meltdowns than usual.

Some older stars are starting to show their ages. Some were playing over their heads last year, and more still are just having trouble making good contact or choosing the right pitches at which to swing.

But many of them are just struggling because of bad luck.

Earlier this week, I looked at some hitters whose success to date was being fueled by good luck. Now it's time to look at the other end of the spectrum: slumping players whose struggles aren't fully their faults.

In this slideshow are 15 big names who haven't been living up to expectations largely because of really bad luck.

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