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All-Star Vote!

Posted on: June 27, 2011 3:08 am
 
Rightful All-Stars Need Help!

At first base, Albert Pujols currently leads the NL All-Star vote, garnering 2+ million votes, an absurd number for a non-deserving starter. Fans, please vote for the deserving first baseman, debateable between Votto and Fielder, but certainly not Pujols. Looking at these numbers, it is clear Pujols is not the best 1B, at least not this year, and not by these numbers. I understand he is elite, and has a reputation and worth, but the all-star game is about performance, specifically that year's, so roll with the current NL-MVP or the Fielder. 

Prince Fielder .305, 21 HR, 68 RBI
Joey Votto .318, 11 HR, 49 RBI
Albert Pujols .279, 17 HR, 45 RBI

At shortstop, it is debateable whether Tulowitzki is better/worse than Jose Reyes, and my personal opinion is that Reyes deserves the start, but there is not as much disparity here as 1B. So I will say vote Reyes, but not with full conviction.

At OF, Matt Holliday should be replaced by Matt Kemp. It is unacceptable to me when a player who has played 20 less games with similar (one could say inferior) numbers is selected over a player who has played the larger sample games. Why Matt Kemp is not starting is a mystery to me. Kemp also leads the league in WAR, at 4.8. If this isn't All-Star OF, then that's bull: Matt Kemp .327, 21 HR, 60 RBI

As a side note, please vote Asdrubal Cabrera .293, 12 HR, 44 RBI who has been by far the best AL SS this season for AL starter, and Alex Avila .303, 10 HR, 45 RBI as catcher for the AL. 

And cbssports.com is not letting me input the statistics I wanted to show in a neat manner so I am removing them as it is getting late and I want to sleep. For more numbers, simply check cbssports.com MLB Stats, or go to the ballot, or baseball-reference.com, which has a lot of interesting stats that should make it clear who the right choice as All-Star is. I may have made a few mistakes and/or make biased/false judgement and if I did, please comment and advise me. However, I believe these are the more proper choices for All-Stars and can be fixed with the help of fans across the nation!


All numbers taken from MLB All-Star ballot and baseball-reference.com


Category: MLB
Tags: All Stars, MLB
 
Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: July 3, 2011 3:04 am
 

All-Star Vote!

I would go with Prince. About that comment that he doesn't get pitched around much...well I do watch the games, and if the other team can afford to they will. Maybe its cause of a contract year, but he has been amazing so far.



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 8:30 am
 

All-Star Vote!

Fielder is pitched around A LOT, having a .230 hitter behind him. Votto has Bruce
Do you even watch baseball or just comment on it. Votto is #2 in the league in walks. He gets nothing to pitch yet still has great numbers.
Bruce...is only hitting .270 had a great month of June or else he'd be hitting well below .200

More power? I'm pretty sure Votto had more HR's last year. Not getting pitched to this year his numbers are slightly down. He will still finish with 30 hrs and 100 rbi.

You really should watch a few more games of other teams. Fielder has had way more chances to drive in runs and trust me most teams do not pitch around him. The Reds haven't pitched around him all year.

Btw the Reds are 3rd in the Central in Batting Avg as a team so better offensive team is inflatted by higher scoring games.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 3:46 pm
 

All-Star Vote!

Actually, I agree with you. My comment would be for Fielder instead of Votto. There are several reasons. 1) Fielder is pitched around A LOT, having a .230 hitter behind him. Votto has Bruce. That is much better. 2) Fielder has more power. 3) Votto has more opportunities to drive in runs due to the Reds being a better offensive team than Milwaukee. Yet Fielder has driven in 19 more runs. There are other reasons, but you get my drift


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