My Final All-Star Ballot
Here is my final MLB All-Star Ballot for 2009:
The NL ballot was easier to cast than the AL’s. I struggled a bit with Ryan Braun over Hunter Pence, then came to the conclusion that Braun deserves the nod. I do enjoy watching Pence play though.
David Wright may have only 4 HRs, but he’s still slugging .500 and leading the league in hitting. He also has the top OPS for NL 3rd basemen.
In the AL 1st base was a difficult call, but I ended up with Youkilis there. But Morneau, Tex, Pena, Cabrera, Martinez or even Russell Branyan would be solid picks.
In the outfield I considered Adam Jones, Damon and Choo but went with Crawford. Ben Zobrist could have easily been a write-in.
Thoughts on the ballot? No Cubs or White Sox to be found.