Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/13/13
The Guru Contributing Writer There are nine Boston Red Sox players listed on the 2013 All-Star ballot, one for every position, including designated hitter. With the game a month away, David Ortiz appears a lock to make the team. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury have a good chance to make it as well. A Red Sox player deserving a spot is not even on the ballot; Daniel Nava. Looking at the past three seasons, the American League's roster usually has six or seven outfielders on it. Mike Trout, Adam Jones and Torii Hunter are the current American League outfield leaders in All-Star votes by fans. The next three are Nick Markakis, Jose Bautista and Nelson Cruz. Nava may not have the name recognition or the pedigree of the others, but he does have the numbers. Nava is top 15 in the American League in average (.300), runs (38), RBI (44), OPS (.865) and WAR (2.1). Among AL outfielders Nava is number one in OBP, top three in RBI, average, walks and OPS. Nava has made it look easy. But it
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