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Friday, August 26, 2011

Jordan Scott Gets Shafted in All Star Voting

There were four outfield spots on the Appy League, and it is beyond me how Jordan Scott didn't get one. How can the player with the 3rd best overall Average and tied for the league lead in hits not get an All Star nod?

I took their following 16 stats from the four who made it plus Jordan Scott - Runs, Hits, Doubles, Triples, HR, RBI, Total Bases, BB, SO, SB, SB%, OBP, SLG, AVG, OPS and Errors. I then ranked them 1 - 5. Ties were given the same value but are marked with a (t). Then have 5 points for a 1st place rank down to 1 point for a 5th place rank.

Eddie Rosario (Twins) 9/28/91 (19)
1st Place Ranks: 10 (R, H (t), 3B, HR, RBI, TB, BB, SLG, OPS, E)
2nd Place Ranks: 1 (SB)
3rd Place Ranks: 2 (SB%, OBP)
4th Place Ranks: 2 (2B, AVG)
5th Place Ranks: 1 (SO)
Total Ranking Points - 65 points

It is clear why Rosario is the Co-Player of the Year in the Appy League. He is the youngest player of the five and leads by himself in 10 categories and is tied for the lead in another. He was drafted in the 4th round draft in 2010 and spent last year in the Gulf Coast League.

Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) 1/4/89

1st Place Ranks: 2 (2B, AVG)
2nd Place Ranks: 6 (HR, TB, SO, SLG, OPS, E(t))
3rd Place Ranks: 4 (R, H, 3B, RBI)
4th Place Ranks: 1 (OBP)
5th Place Ranks: 3 (BB, SB, SB%)
Total Ranking Points: 51 points

The old man of the bunch (22) earned the second place in points based on his consistent ranking in the 2nd & 3rd spots. He was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2011 draft.

Chris Hawkins (Blue Jays) 8/17/91
1st Place Ranks: 1 (SB%)
2nd Place Ranks: 5 (R, 2B, 3B, RBI, E(t))
3rd Place Ranks: 6 (HR, TB, BB, SB, SLG, OPS)
4th Place Ranks: 3 (H, SO, AVG)
5th Place Ranks: 1 (OBP)
Total Ranking Points: 50

Hawkins is one of the trio of 19 year old players on the list. He was taken in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft by the Blue Jays. He consistently was at the second and third place in the rankings. He is listed as the Utility Outfielder on the All Star List.

Jordan Scott (Astros) 9/22/91
1st Place Ranks: 1 (H(t))
2nd Place Ranks: 3 (SB%, OBP, AVG)
3rd Place Ranks: 3 (2B, 3B, SO)
4th Place Ranks: 8 (R, HR, RBI, TB, BB, SB, SLG, OPS)
5th Place Ranks: 1 (E)
Total Ranking Points: 43 points

Scott was also picked in the 2010 draft (14th round). He is only tied for the lead in one area but was consistently in the top four in all areas but one. He has been consistent, hitting .333 in June, .313 in July and an impressive .378 in August. With his power increasing as the year has gone along (9 of 15 extra base hits in August). This shows that he belonged among the top four who were selected to be all stars.

Jamal Austin (Mariners) 8/26/90

1st Place Ranks: 3 (SO, SB, OBP)
2nd Place Ranks: 2 (BB, E(t)
3rd Place Ranks: 1 (AVG)
4th Place Ranks: 1 (SB%)
5th Place Ranks: 9 (R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, TB, SLG, OPS)
Total Ranking Points: 37 points

Austin was on a tear in July when he hit .436 and got on base at a .541 clip. Since then he has calmed down with a .221 average and .265 OBP in August so far. During his slump, Scott has shown to be the more consistent player.

So it appears that the All Star Vote may have been held a little too early to recognize Jordan Scott as an All Star. His performance this year is worthy of All Star recognition. He has looking to finish his second season hitting over .300. Let's hope he continues to show this progress next year in full season ball.

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