The All Star game on July 10 is fast approaching so let’s continue with our picks for Catcher and outfield. Starting and relief pitching will be covered in Part 3.
The people pick Lance Parrish for AL, Gary Carter for NL. The WAS franchise played baseball as the Montreal Expos in 1984. This was Carter’s last season with Expos before the Mets (NYN) acquire him in 1985.
Jody Davis and Bob Brenly make the reserves.
I think voters pick 3 outfielders and top three make the starters cut. Can’t remember how it was done in 1984 but the Wikipedia site lists LF, CF, and RF separately so we’ll do that here as well.
Tony Gwynn gets the nod for NL, Dave Winfield for AL. This model has Gwynn and Winfield playing primarily right field, whatever.
Jim Rice and Ricky Henderson make the reserves.
The people pick Chet Lemon for AL, Dale Murphy for NL, both of whom actually play center field primarily. Tony Armas makes the reserves.
Reggie Jackson is the AL pick and Darryl Starwberry for NL. Jackson is ranked #113 at this point of the season and on the tail end of a fantastic career. Winfield was chosen for left field.
Right now Darryl Strawberry is unranked with a WAA=0.13 or about completely average. He’s coming off a great 1983 rookie season and the Mets are playing well and have a lot of fans who vote. Strawberry has a stellar second half of this season finishing 1984 ranked #43 which will be his career season until 1985 when he ranks even higher.
Starters and relievers coming in Part 3. A bug that didn’t tag position correctly in the database affecting a few players was discovered by making this post which is why we do this. Gary Carter had to be inserted manually but I think he’s the only top guy affected.
The clickable baseball-handbook.com website will allow viewing these kind of sorts for any day, any year so it’s important the database it draws from is clean.
Cubs finish their west coast trip with a series against the Giants starting 7/5. Until then ….