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Which slumping stars of 2016 are answering the challenge?

Here are six guys, all big question marks heading into the season based on their performances in 2016. Five were former stars, one was once projected to be a big star. Let’s see how they fared in the season’s first month.

Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs

From 2012 to 2015, Heyward was an above-average major league hitter, producing a .348 OBP while averaging 16 home runs per season. In 2016, he was a terrible hitter. His defense was terrific, as usual, but he hit .230/.306/.325 with just seven home runs, and then hit .104 in the postseason with one RBI in 48 at-bats. He worked all offseason and in spring training to change his swing.

Here he is hitting a home run in April:

Here he is with a base hit in the World Series:

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