Found July 04, 2012 on
The Sports Lion:
It seems like every single season there’s at least one player that was overlooked for the All-Star Game. This year’s All-Star snub is White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. He’s 35 years old and is having the best first half of his career. Just look at the numbers – he’s hitting .291 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs. Pierzynski’s career high for home runs in an entire season is 18, and his career high for RBIs in an entire season is 70. Even though Pierzynski has those great numbers that will smash his career best, three other catchers in the American League were selected over him.
The fan vote declared that Rangers catcher Mike Napoli will be the AL’s starting catcher for the All-Star Game. His numbers: a .235 batting average, 12 home runs, and 30 RBIs. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was selected as the back-up catcher by the players. His numbers: a .247 average, 11 home runs, and 40 RBIs. And finally, AL manager Ron Washington selected Twins catcher Joe Mauer. His numbers: a .332 average, ...
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