With the MLB All-Star Game fast approaching, we thought it a good time to focus our SB Nation Reacts poll on the Midsummer Classic taking place this year in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday July 13.
Out first question asked our national voters who they felt was the biggest All-Star snub.
I missed voting in this week’s poll because I was busy moving, but Scherzer is a good pick. He’s 7-4 on the season with a 2.66 ERA, a 0.878 WHIP and 134 strikeouts in 98 innings pitched. That’s a hell of a line to be sitting at home during the ASG.
Next, we asked our voters who they thought was the biggest All-Star surprise.
I agree on Aroldis Chapman. Despite his 16 saves, he’s rocking a 4.55 ERA and a 1.483 WHIP, which is hardly the stuff of which All-Stars are made. And if you notice, Bryan Reynolds made the list as well. I guess you could consider him a surprise because of how terrible he was last year, but as we all know, Reynolds is in the midst of a major bounce-back season, batting .305 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs along with 21 doubles, which is right outside the MLB top ten in two-baggers.
Next, we asked our readers if they care about the All-Star Game and who they thought would win. Here are those results.
I’m not shocked that 57 percent of voters don’t care about the game. It’s fun, and honestly, I loved it when I was a kid, and I do think it appeals to younger fans, but I’ve found myself caring less and less about it every year as an adult.
As to who’s going to win... who knows? I’d probably lean AL like our voters, but it’s almost always a crap shoot.
Lastly, we asked our national voters if they want their team’s stars participating in the weekend rather than resting up for the remainder of the year. Here are those results:
As usual, we also asked for our Pittsburgh Pirates fan confidence rating.
That’s it for this week’s edition, but don’t forget to sign up for SB Nation Reacts if you’d like to join in the voting. SIGN UP HERE.