2013 MLB All Star Game: American League Snubs

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Matt Moore, pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays

Jul 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (55) pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Moore is 13th in ERA in the AL (3.42), is second in the league with 12 wins (12-3) on a team that has 48 total in the tough AL East.

Some folks don’t see wins as important as others, but I still see value in the stat. Moore has pitched 100 innings, and has held his opponents to a .220 BA. Moore has struck out 98 batters, still good enough for 14th in the AL before Sunday’s games, and I can;t overlook having 12 wins at this point of the season, especially with an ERA of under 4.00.

If wins still mean something in MLB, than that’s argument enough for Moore’s placement on the AL roster.