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Why the White Sox Got Snubbed for the All-Star Game

D.A.Senior Writer IOctober 27, 2016

The All-star selection strategy has to change. There were so many snubs and so many non-deserving selections. I will focus on the White Sox snubs.

CATCHER:AJ Pierzysnki should be a reserve over Jason Varitek. Varitek is at the bottom of statistics for most categories for AL catchers.


AJ is batting .299 with 32 RBI and a .784 OPS.
Jason is batting .219 with 27 RBI and a .661 OPS.

Varitek in no way deserves to be an all-star. Navarro didn't get snubbed thankfully because he definitely deserves to be there.

OUTFIELD: Jermaine Dye should have been a dead-on choice, not a fifth man selection. Dye has better statistics than JD Drew in the three major categories. 

Jermaine has 52 RBI, 19 HR, and batting .308 whereas JD .304, 16 HR, 51 RBI. Jermaine has better statistics but Drew got the nod because he is from Boston.

PITCHING:The White Sox have the best ERA in the MLB, but they do not have one pitcher on the staff. Either Jon Danks or Gavin Floyd should have been selected. Jon Danks has a 2.50 era and Floyd has 10 wins with a 3.22 ERA. Scott Kazmir is my favorite pitcher in the MLB, but he definitely shouldn't be an all-star.

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