Using the best technology available today, Slumpbot .200 identifies a few players who are currently having trouble and then offers solutions for recovery. Today's session focuses on players who are headed to the Midsummer Classic, though not in top form.
Data: .277/.320/.415, 6 HR, 32 RBI, 19 SB, 19/38 BB/K
Malfunction: Jose Reyes hasn't been to the All-Star Game since 2007, and after missing nearly all of 2009 due to injuries, he's back at the Midsummer Classic as an injury placement for Troy Tulowitzki(notes). He's still not feeling 100 percent — a week ago, he missed six games with a back injury, and he started the season on the DL with a thyroid problem — and his unimpressive .735 OPS makes it look like Reyes was selected more for star power than for star performance this year. Reyes is a wonderful player having a merely decent year and Rafael Furcal(notes) probably deserves to go in his place instead.
Diagnosis: What's wrong? Easy: Reyes' walkRead More »from Slumpbot .200: All-Star spot won't cure Jose Reyes' walk rate