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