When you ask people who is the best right-handed hitter in Major League Baseball, most of them will tell you Miguel Cabrera. So why is it that he has never been voted to start an All-Star Game?
It’s a puzzling thing to figure out, and Cabrera has even said before how big of an honor it would be if he was voted to start an All-Star Game. Yes, Cabrera did start at first base in the 2010 All-Star Game, but that was only because of an injury.
Moving to third base, I figured it would be Cabrera’s spot to lose. Unfortunately, Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers had other thoughts. Beltre’s numbers have been very comparable to those of Cabrera. Let’s take a closer look.
Miguel Cabrera: .304/.363/.525 (BA/OBP/SLG), 44 runs, 15 home runs, 60 RBIs and 3 SB.
Adrian Beltre: .333/.365/.538, 44 runs, 13 home runs, 49 RBIs, 1 SB.
I was surprised to see just how similar their numbers are. Although Beltre does have a higher batting average, he does have a few less home runs. I really don’t think the stolen base stat means anything, but it’s not often where I get the chance to say Miguel Cabrera and stolen base in the same sentence.
Today marks the final day of fan voting for the 2012 All-Star Game, so who should you vote for? For me, it’s Miguel Cabrera.
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