Re: Beyond the Box Score All-Stars: Interesting Reds choices and non-choices
I notice this article refers to Frazier's second half 2012 numbers. When I grew up, All Star voting related to this year's stats.
Frazier does get credit for his high UZR rating this year, a real surprise to me. However, Headley's is even better. Overall, Frazier as an all star this year is a real reach.
As for Phillips, despite some pedestrian hitting numbers, he has a lot going for him this year. All the RBIs (not a Sabermetric stat, but appealing to baseball fans generally), his spectacular plays which get a lot of notice on highlight shows, and of course the whole Twitter and personality thing. He's now a "known" player.
I hope BP gets voted on the team, but if not his RBIs should get him a reserve spot. I think the article was generous giving the Reds four all stars, my guess is they will get three in the real world. Maybe even two.
Last edited by Kc61; 07-04-2013 at 04:06 PM.