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It will be a crime if Pierzynski isn't representing the American League.
Unlike his chief offensive competition, Pierzynski has been a full-time catcher. Both Mike Napoli of the Rangers and Joe Mauer of the Twins have played a good chunk of their games at first base.
Pierzynski not only leads AL backstops in RBI (45), he is second in home runs (14) and runs scored (36). He is also tossing out almost 32 percent of would-be base-stealers. He also leads full-time AL catchers with a .996 fielding percentage.
Pierzynski is having a career year at and behind the plate. I don't see how this can be overlooked.
UPDATE: ...and yet it was. Napoli is starting for the AL and the two reserve catchers are Mauer and...Matt Wieters from Baltimore? This is a horrendous omission that I will analyze in-depth on Monday.