Voting has begun for the MLB All-Star Game, to be played July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. A few minutes ago, the league released the current standings in National League votingÃ‚Â and Zack Cozart remains fifth in the voting for shortstops.
Cozart is worthy of All-Star recognition. He is among league leaders in batting average, home runs, runs scored, isolated power, slugging percentage and overall offensive numbers like OPS and wRC+. He is also one of the best defensive shortstops based on defensive runs saved, range and Inside Edge fielding.
A case could also be made for Adam Duvall. He leads NL outfielders in home runs, isolated power and slugging percentage. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s among league leaders in defensive performance for outfielders based on defensive runs saved.
Both of their elections are against the odds. Given how Cubs-crazed fans will stuff the ballot box, the best we can do is get Cozart and Duvall close enough to become a managerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pick.
Yes, someone from the Reds has to be on the team. We know for sure it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be a relief pitcher.
Vote for Zack, Adam and any other Reds playerÃ‚Â here.