When the National League All-Star team is revealed Sunday night, Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee won't be surprised if his name is omitted.
Instead of playing in the majors last year, McGehee rediscovered his swing in Japan, blasting 28 homers and knocking in 93 RBI. He isn't a household name like David Wright or Aramis Ramirez.
Despite leading all NL third basemen in average (.313), RBI (50), on-base percentage (.382) and fielding percentage (.983), McGehee wasn't get much love from fans, ranking outside the top five at the position in All-Star balloting when the last update came out prior to the close of voting on Thursday night.
"If I just do my job and people feel like I'm deserving than I should be able to go," McGehee said. "I'm not too concerned about that."
Over the offseason, Miami's most glaring need was arguably that at third base. When McGehee signed a deal that doesn't make him a free agent until 2016, it received little fanfare.
The term "stopgap" was used,...