2013 MLB All Star Game: American League Snubs

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Evan Longoria, third base, Tampa Bay Rays

Jul 6, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) throws the ball to first for an out during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Longoria should be an all-star, no question about it. Longoria has a batting average of .292, an on-base percentage of .390, a slugging percentage of .531 and his OPS is .901.

To further his credentials as an all-star selection, Longoria has 93 hits (21 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs) and 49 RBIs. He’s also walked 41 times (four intentional), as he was Player of the Week for May 13.

Still, the question remains, where do you put Longoria? Both Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles and AL starting third baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers are both more than deserving to be selected to the all-star game

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  • Michael Engel

    Greg Holland. 1.91 ERA in 33 innings. 7 ER allowed, 56! strikeouts .172 batting average against. 11 walks allowed.

    • Aaron Somers

      Another good example, Mike. But how many people outside of Kansas City even know who Holland is?

      • Michael Engel

        Maybe six?

        • Michael Engel

          And now however many Yankees fans stuck around through the rain delay. #DirtySouth

          • Aaron Somers

            So what, 12 now? Maybe 15.

          • Michael Engel

            I’d even venture a guess of 18-20.

  • Stephen Forsha

    I totally overlooked Holland … maybe they need more roster spots in the AL, lol.