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Ken Griffey Third in All Star DH Voting

again, the All Star voting is proving to be a popularity contest with almost no correlation to how well a player is performing on the field.

A case in point is Ken Griffey Jr., who is third in voting for designated hitter. Although he is the only DH who hasn’t hit a home run and is 19th among 22 DHs with seven RBI, his .252 OBP is 21st ahead of only Randy Ruiz, who signed with a Japanese team last week.

Griffey’s .186 batting average is 20th on the team and he is only hitting .136 with runners in scoring position. This is not a vendetta against Griffey, who may or may not actually play in the game, but a stand for other players who are more deserving but have less a chance of making the team with so many votes going to Griffey.

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