Top bounce-back candidates

Will history repeat itself for Eric Hosmer, who hit .323 after the All-Star break last season? Duane Burleson/Getty Images

If everything you expected to happen in baseball actually happened, baseball wouldn't be very exciting.

Inevitably, some players we expect big things from will disappoint during the season. Luckily, things in baseball can turn around quickly -- just look at the Dodgers and Giants the past couple weeks -- and a number of the first-half disappointments will spend the summer months making us forget their subpar performances during the spring months.

Here are eight players I believe are strong bets to turn their storylines around in the season's second half.