2013 MLB All Star Game: American League Snubs

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Josh Donaldson, third base, Oakland Athletics

Jul 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) hits a single to advance a runner against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of the log jam at third base, and the lack of respect for the Athletics, Josh Donaldson also deserves to be an all-star. Donaldson’s stats speak for themselves.

For the first-place Athletics, he has 101 hits (22 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs) with 57 RBIs and 37 walks.

Donaldson has less than one strikeout per game thus far, while batting .317 with an OBP of .385. He also has an SLG of .533 and OPS of .918.

The Athletics’ third baseman ranks in the Top 9 in BA, RBIs, SLG and OPS in the AL, as he’s sixth in BA entering Sunday, which merits an all-star selection.

Donaldson wasn’t selected to the final five fan vote by Tigers manager Jim Leyland, which might be the biggest snub of all.

Though, again, I ask the question, where on the roster can Donaldson be placed at for the AL?