More Proof that the All-Star Game is for 2nd Tier Players
If you didn’t think Hanley Ramirez deserved to an All-Star, then don’t read this post.
The Marlins terrific shortstop, who happens to be the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, was named the National League’s Player of the Week after hitting .520 with 12 hits, 3 HRs, 1.087 slugging percentage, 4 doubles and 6 RBIs. He’s hitting a mere .331 with 14 HRs and 27 stolen bases while playing shortstop every night.
If Hanley wore a Red Sox or Yankees uniform while dropping that terrific RBI bunt in extra-innings to beat the Dodgers last week, I’m sure ESPN would have named him the player of the century (maybe they would have sent Pedro Gomez to cover him full time).
Interesting note from MLB.com:
The individual awards are starting to pile up for the Marlins. Florida now leads the NL with three Player of the Week winners this year. Miguel Cabrera took home the award in the season’s opening week and the week of June 4.
I think it’s fare to say that the Marlins are 4 healthy starting pitchers away from dominating the National League.