Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper will have to wait another year for a shot at making his first All-Star team after Cardinals third-baseman David Freese won the online fan vote for the last spot on the National League roster.Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won the American League vote, but admitted that he voted for Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy.
The real shocker is that Harper wasn’t selected, especially after all the buzz he’s generated in his rookie season.
Freese undoubtedly is having the better year, but Harper would have given the game a different sort of electricity — and Freese certainly won’t boost the television ratings much.
Here’s a look at the numbers each player has put up through Thursday.
- 76 games played
- .285 batting average
- 13 home runs
- 50 RBI
- .804 OPS
- 60 games played
- .283 batting average
- 8 home runs
- 25 RBI
- .836 OPS
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