Friday, July 10, 2009
More evidence that the general public has no clue as to who should be an All-Star
Yep, those are the numbers of 2009 All-Star. Eye-popping stats. We're especially impressed with the 99.4% owned in ESPN Fantasy Leagues (not really). But the .375 OBP is solid (not really). The Flyin' Hawaiian became the 33 member of the NL All-Star team after winning the fan vote yesterday.
A quick comparison to the other candidates:
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, Giants - .329, 13 HR, 48 RBI, .381 OBP, .562 SLG
Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers - .319, 10, 46, .386, .489
Mark Reynolds, 3B, Diamondbacks - .262, 24, 62, .348, .550
Christian Guzman, SS, Nationals - .307, 3, 21, .321, .413
A pretty compelling argument could be made saying Victorino is the least deserving among the vote-in candidates. But he's popular. And the popular kid is an All-Star and gets the girl (and the clap, but that's neither here nor there.). Philly's strong attendance numbers likely helped too. And people hate the NL West. And the Nationals. No one likes the Nationals. And people like Hawaiians. They're totally foreign but they're not. Neat.
So, uggh, yeah, Shane Victorino: All-Star. Can't wait for his 0-1 with a walk.