Here are some interesting stats for Jason Bay and his lack of power to Right Field.
Here are his stats when hitting the ball to the right side:2. Here is a list of the 2010 Leaders by position of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) and their "All-Star team" (ESPN Insider only).
2010: .188/.176/.375, 35 wRC+
2009: .267/.267/.533, 103 wRC+
2008: .256/.247/.522, 92 wRC+
However, if we look at the numbers to right field a little closer, we can learn some more:
2010: 8.8% LD, 5.9% GB, 85.3% FB, 24.1% IFFB, 3.4% HR/FB, .152 BABIP
2009: 9.8% LD, 11.5% GB, 78.7% FB, 20.8% IFFB, 8.3% HR/FB, .214 BABIP
2008: 8.6% LD, 9.7% GB, 81.7% FB, 13.2% IFFB, 6.6% HR/FB, .205 BABIP
Comparing it to my All-Star team which I posted yesterday, I was in agreement on 5 of the American League Starters, and only 3 in the NL.
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance will announce their All-Star teams soon, and I will again re-visit my votes at that time.
I'm not a huge All-Star game fan and dislike that it determines home-field advantage for the World Series, but that's not going away, so I am not going to waste time writing about it.
3. Be sure to check out the MLB Standings, as the Mets are only .5 games out of first place once again!