SpecialFNK wrote:I really like what they did with the final voting for the NL. since Puig came up I doubt he had a whole lot of overall votes for the all star game. so instead of just picking him and putting him on the team based on a limited number of games, they give fans the chance to pick him against other all star caliber players.
He had about 850,000 write-in votes by fans, as he wasn't on the ballot, which it feels like they release on the first day of spring training. Puig's write-ins were the most since Freddy Sanchez in 2006, IIRC. He'll win the final vote in a walk.
On the AL side, those are some pretty questionable choices by Leyland. Sure, they all have pretty ERA, but Delabar has walked 22 in 40 IP, while Scheppers has a 29:17 K:BB ratio in 42.2 IP.
I voted for Koji and Freddie, to make sure Puig doesn't win unanimously.