Here is a look at a couple guys considered to be fantasy sleepers who are off to disappointing starts:
Brandon Wood, Angels: 1-for-19 in five games this season, once top prospect Brandon Wood needs to pick up the pace or he could find himself back on the bench for the Angels. The good thing for the Angels is that they have production coming from other position players, giving them team some time to let Wood come into his own.
Wood is a career .181 hitter in 243 professional at-bats, but has tremendous power and officials believe he is destined for the heart of the Angels lineup. I currently own him in the MLBDD Fantasy League of CBSSports.com, but am considering dropping him if he doesn't pick up the pace (Then I remind myself that it is only game five of 162).
Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks: It appeared that Montero was going to kick off right where he left off, hitting .500 in his first four games. Unfortunately, Montero injured his right knee and will now need surgery to correct it. He should be out a month, but it will be interesting to see how he recovers when he returns.
Good thing they didn't trade Chris Snyder, hey.
Julio Borbon, Rangers: "This guy may steal 100 bases," one passionate fan wrote to me. Borbon may be capable of stealing 100 bases, but he needs to find a way to get on base. Borbon is 1-for-21 in 5 games this season, with five strike outs and zero walks. The 24-year old needs to find his swing and start generating some runs or else he could find himself back in Triple-A.
Jay Bruce, Reds: What is going on? The hailed "next big thing" combined to hit 43 home runs with a .236 career average since coming to the majors, and fans are anxiously waiting for the .290, 30 home run type year everyone said he was going to have. So far, Bruce is only 1-for-19 in 6 games, with four strike outs. We've got a long way to go, but this is not a good sign for the Reds early on.