LA Angels: 3 Halos that need to be on your All-Star ballot
By Evan Desai
All-Star voting is underway, and there are three LA Angels who we need to get in.
The league gives us fans a say on who gets in, and we need to take advantage of it.
One Angel has to make the Midsummer Classic, but there’s too much talent on this team to be content with the required one All-Star per team to make the AL All-Star roster. We need to vote as much as we can.
No. 1 LA Angel who needs to be on your All-Star ballot: Shohei Ohtani
This one’s a no-brainer. LA Angels Designated Hitter/Starting Pitcher Shohei Ohtani should be on every single voter’s ballot and there’s no excuse to not vote for him.
He adds to his ridiculous highlight reel every single day.
Among DH’s in this league, Ohtani leads in slugging percentage (.602), and is tied for fourth in on-base percentage (.349). No DH has hit as many home runs as him (17), and no DH has scored more runs (41).
He’s driven in 44 runs this year, which is third among Designated Hitters, and not only is he the only Designated Hitter that pitches, but he’s one of the best pitchers in the entire league.
Ohtani owns a 2.76 ERA in his eight starts so far this season. That’s sixth in the American League.
He can play the field too, and is simply too valuable of an asset to not have playing in the All-Star game.
He leads DH’s in fWAR at 2 games, making him the most valuable DH in baseball. He also has an 0.9 fWAR to be added on as a pitcher, making him that much more valuable.
He’s been the most valuable player in baseball this year, not just the best DH. Vote him in.