The first update for the 2014 N.L All Star Ballot was realased today by Major League Baseball, and accodring to the results, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is going to need a lot of help from Dbacks fans if he is going to make the all star team let alone start on the right side of the infield when the game takes place Tuesday July 15th on Fox at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Goldschmidt is currently fifth in all star voting for National League first basemen with 227,854 votes. He trails Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers, Freddie Freeman of the Braves, Justin Morneau of the Rockies, and Brandon Belt of the Giants in that order.
Goldschmidt is tied with Freeman and Morneau in home runs and is ahead of them in RBI’s. He is behind both of them in average. Gonzalez leads the National League with 12 Home runs and 36 RBI’s with alot of those coming against the Snakes. Matt Adams is first in the league in avearge and isn’t even on the list, and that is partly due to the fact that all star voting is a popularity contest.
Simply put, Goldschmidt is going to need a lot of help from fans to get into the game and frankly with the way the Dbacks are playing he deserves to get in, he is carrying this offense along with A.J Pollack. Lets hope Dbacks fans can find him a way to get him in.