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Sorry C.J., but you aren't even the most deserving pitcher on your own team.
Pitcher A: 8-3, 3.02 ERA, 125 IP, 112 H, 39 BB, 109 K and a 1.21 WHIP.
Pitcher B: 8-5, 2.58 ERA, 108 IP, 75 H, 34 BB, 106 K and a 1.01 WHIP.
Which one made the All-Star team?
Pitcher A, Ron Washington's own workhorse for the Texas Rangers, C.J. Wilson.
Pitcher B, the front-runner for AL Rookie of the Year, Seattle's Michael Pineda, is the more deserving choice.
Wilson, statistically speaking, is not even the best pitcher on his own team. Rookie Alexi Ogando has more wins, a lower ERA and lower WHIP then Wilson.
Pineda, by comparison, has better numbers then both his All-Star teammate Felix Hernandez and Wilson.
Washington strikes out against NL closer Brian Wilson to end the game: 2-8, 2B, 4 K.
Useless All-Star Game Fact: Warren Spahn has appeared in more All-Star Games then any other pitcher with 17. Mariano Rivera is the closest active player and will make his twelfth appearance on Tuesday. Hank Aaron has appeared in more All-Star Games than any other position player with 25. Derek Jeter is the closest active player and will make his twelfth appearance on Tuesday.