Coming into the 2010 Season, the Sacramento River Cats seemed destined to dominate. They were loaded with potent bats and talented pitchers.

Their 21-27 record as we near the end of May isn’t exactly dominant, though. In general, the pitching has performed well enough, but it’s the River Cat bats that are slumping, something fans are more used to seeing in Oakland in the Spring.

Dallas McPherson, a minor league free agent signing the A’s hoped might regain health and power numbers has been sitting on the D.L. Michael Taylor, prized offseason acquisition is also nursing an injury after a slow start. Infielder Adrian Cardenas is off to a slow start after arriving late from extended Spring Training. Oh, and Corey Brown, Fall League MVP runner-up to now retired Grant Desme has cooled off as well.

Suffice it to say, we won’t see any of those players in Oakland anytime soon. But who is playing well and deserving of a call-up? A few suspected answers, a few surprises.

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