5 Cardinals Players With the Best Chances to Make the All-Star Game
By Evan Mead
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
Paul Goldschmidt is the frontrunner for NL MVP. What he has done this season has been something to behold. I mean, the last time we saw a player dominate with the bat like he has this season was when Matt Carpenter began tearing it up in the second-half of the season and actually received votes for the MVP.
What Goldschmidt is doing is just remarkable.
The Reason Why Paul Goldschmidt Will be in Los Angeles
Paul Goldschmidt is dominating in all statistical categories. He is currently second in baseball with a .347 average, he is tied for seventh in home runs with 16, he is third in RBI with 56, and leading all of MLB in OPS with 1.070.
To add onto those stats, he is currently posting a 35.2 oWAR which ranks first in all of the MLB and by quite a large margin. That’s when you look at his WAR and see a 3.6. Which, in case you are curious, ranks fifth in the MLB.
There is no reason good enough to justify keeping Goldschmidt from the All-Star Game. He deserves it without a doubt.