Which brings us to Chris Young.
For the most part, a good argument could be made that all the aforementioned players deserve to be All- Stars, even with their home field advantages.
Hey, that's what baseball is about. And those home field stats count, too, right?
Not so with Chris Young.
Young initially looks to be having a great season: 20 doubles, 15 home runs, 61 RBI, 48 runs, 17 stolen bases. He looks like a freakin' five-tool player.
Never mind the 75 strikeouts, .266 batting average, and .798 OPS. Young is having a great year.
But . . .
Chris has the worst home/road splits of any All-Star. Indeed, Young's season is essentially a myth.
Young has 12 doubles, 11 home runs, 36 RBI, 34 runs, 12 stolen bases and no caught stealings at home. He's batting .313 with a .965 OPS.
On the road, Young has eight doubles, four home runs, 25 RBI, 14 runs, five stolen bases and two caught stealings. He is batting .217 with a .626 OPS, and a terrible .282 on-base percentage.
Those are the types of splits we saw in Colorado in the 1990's. If Chris Young played for San Diego, he'd be out of baseball.
Meanwhile, Colby Rasmus--who hits .336 with a 1.074 OPS on the road--sits at home.