Why Does Bryce Harper Deserve To Be In The All-Star Game?


The big controversy this past week is who should get the final spot on the National League All-Star team – Chipper Jones or Bryce Harper?  Harper was not voted in by the fans so I’m not quite sure what the sentiment to see him there comes from.  Yes, he is a 19 year-old phenom who is the best positional prospect to hit the game in years but why not earn his place on the All-Star roster first.  Among all qualifying National League hitters Harper is 38th in batting average at .274.  There are over 15 NL outfielders with a higher BA.  Harper has 8 home runs.  40 other National League hitters have hit 10 or more home runs so far this season, over 20 of them outfielders.  He also does not crack the top 50 in the National League with his 22 RBIs.  He does rank 24th in the National…

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