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5 Reasons Why Aramis Ramirez Doesn’t Belong in MLB All-Star Game

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Reasons Why Aramis Ramirez Doesn't Belong in MLB All-Star Game

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Aramis Ramirez ended up running away with the third base vote for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota. Quite frankly, there is no way he deserves to be in the All-Star Game, let alone start in it. His numbers this year just aren't All-Star worthy, and there are plenty of younger, lesser-known candidates who deserve to be on the roster. Here are five reasons why Ramirez doesn't belong on the National League Roster.

5. His Batting Numbers Aren't Impressive

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5. His Batting Numbers Aren't Impressive

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Aramis Ramirez has always been known for his bat, but while the 36-year-old has had a decent year offensively, it doesn't scream All-Star. He is batting .287 with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs. His OPS is the lowest in his three seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and he doesn't even have a WAR of one. He doesn't make a difference for the Brewers, so why would he have an impact on the National League team?

4. Casey McGehee Deserves it More

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4. Casey McGehee Deserves it More

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What more does Casey McGehee have to do to make the All-Star team? He leads the National League in hits with 108, and he has a slash line of .320/.389/.393. So what if he only has one home run on the year. He has 51 RBIs and is enjoying the best year of his career. He is one of many third baseman who should be on the squad instead of Aramis Ramirez.

3. His Fielding isn't Much Better

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3. His Fielding isn't Much Better

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Aramis Ramirez has never had a great glove, but his fielding percentage at third base this season is .951. In comparison, Casey McGehee leads the league with a .981 percentage. Ramirez is barely in the top 10 among third baseman, and he is a complete liability in the hot corner.

2. Todd Frazier is Having a Better Season

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2. Todd Frazier is Having a Better Season

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Todd Frazier has a higher batting average, more home runs and more RBIs. His oWAR is 3.2, much higher than the Milwaukee third baseman. Frazier's versatility may have worked against him in this case because he can play multiple positions, but he has been one of the best players for the Cincinnati Reds this season. He did make the team as a reserve, but of the three third basemen, he deserves to start the All-Star Game over Ramirez.

1. Anthony Rendon

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1. Anthony Rendon

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This is perhaps the main reason why fans shouldn't vote for the All-Star Game. Anthony Rendon, a budding superstar in the MLB, was left off the roster for an aging, more well-known third baseman in Aramis Ramirez. The All-Star Game is meant to display future stars as well as popular stalwarts. He has better power numbers and he brings more excitement to the game than Ramirez does.