It took a while, but now it's official, Detroit Tigers rookie Brennan Boesch is now among the elite of hitters in the big leagues, hitting .346 at the All-Star break, good enough for 4th best. Brennan is also 4th in slugging %, at.593
Brennan trails only teammate Miguel Cabrera in batting average, .346, the Rangers Josh Hamilton, ,346, and the Twins Justin Morneau, .345.
In slugging, Brennan trails Cabrera, .651, Hamilton, .625, and Morneau, .618.
I've come across several articles today regarding Brennan Boesch not being selected to the American League team for the All-Star Game next Tuesday.
In today's first post I discussed my disappointment in Brennan not being at least on the MLB Final Vote, and that seems to be the one prevailing theme.
On today's broadcast of the Tigers 12-9 win over the Baltimore Orioles, both play by play man Mario Impemba, and color man Rod Allen were both astonished that Brennan wasn't on the Final Vote.
Here's the links I've found so far on the snub issue, starting with this one by Jason Stark, whom I consider one of the best baseball writers in the business, from espn.com...Jason Stark on MLB All-Star snubs