(07-03-2012 10:51 AM)shezdoni Wrote: Harper doesn't deserve to be an all star, nor does he have the stats to be an all star.
He has been so over-hyped by the media, that they have the fans believing that he is the second coming of mantle or something, truth is, he is a good ball player, but not an all star, nor a gold glove winner good, nor will he ever be.
Batting against top caliber pitchers like Santana,Sabathia, Oswalt, etc... is totally different than batting against some 16 yr old in high school, He would have been better off going to college, and perfecting his game more, than being hyped into the Majors which he doesn't deserve.
I seem to recall a few years ago, another over hyped player by the Media, by the name of Toe Nash, as being the second coming of Clemente because he was a 5 tool talent, where is he now? Hmmm
(08-06-2014 11:33 AM)jaykayzee Wrote: Don't confuse "not valuable" with "not collectible".
(07-03-2012 10:25 AM)rybowski97 Wrote: I think he is a goof for thinking playing half the season warrants him an all star anyhow.
(07-03-2012 10:25 AM)rybowski97 Wrote: now mike trout, hes clearly a deserving all star.
(07-03-2012 12:26 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: Well, you have to pick one or the other. Trout has only played in one more game than Harper.
(07-03-2012 12:36 PM)jukeboxhero77 Wrote: Trout also saw some playing time late last season, which I feel has helped him this year. Harper just needs to get a season under his belt.
(07-03-2012 12:48 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: not to mention the fact the plenty of rookies have participated in the ASG
Richie Ashburn 1948 Luis Arroyo 1955
Johnny Bench 1968 Ewell Blackwell 1946
Gary Carter 1975 Bill Dawley 1983
Del Ennis 1946 Dwight Gooden 1984
Kosuke Fukudome 2008 Tyler Green 1995
Carlos Garcia 1994 John Hudek 1994
Bill Grabarkewitz 1970 Craig Kimbrel 2011
Jason Heyward 2010 Don Newcombe 1949
Ed Kazak 1949 Hideo Nomo 1995
Jason Kendall 1996 Carlos Perez 1995
Willard Marshall 1942 Ron Reed 1968
Greg Olson 1990 Jack Sanford 1957
Mike Piazza 1993 Tom Seaver 1967
Albert Pujols 2001 Ben Sheets 2001
Tim Raines 1981 Fernando Valenzuela 1981
Frank Robinson 1956 Scott Williamson 1999
Jimmy Rollins 2001 Dontrelle Willis 2003
Chris Sabo 1988
Steve Sax 1982
Geovany Soto 2008
Dan Uggla 2006
Tommy Agee 1966 Rolando Arrojo 1998
Sandy Alomar, Jr. 1990 Andrew Bailey 2009
Jim Busby 1951 Mark Clear 1979
Jose Canseco 1986 Aaron Crow 2011
Rod Carew 1967 Jason Dickson 1997
Dave Chalk 1974 Chuck Estrada 1960
Alvin Davis 1984 Mark Fidrych 1976
Joe DiMaggio 1936 Matt Keough 1978
Walt Dropo 1950 Francisco Liriano 2006
Carlton Fisk 1972 Hideki Okajima 2007
Nomar Garciaparra 1997 Jonathan Papelbon 2006
Ben Grieve 1998 Michael Pineda 2011
Ron Hansen 1960 Don Schwall 1961
Dick Howser 1961 Spec Shea 1947
Kent Hrbek 1982 Dave Stenhouse 1962
Billy Hunter 1953 Dean Stone 1954
Ruppert Jones 1977 Jordan Walden 2011
Wally Joyner 1986 Matt Young 1983
Ron Kittle 1983 Jeff Zimmerman 1999
Harvey Kuenn 1953
Evan Longoria 2008
Fred Lynn 1975
Hideki Matsui 2003
Carlos May 1969
Mark McGwire 1987
Minnie Minoso 1951
Matt Nokes 1987
Tony Oliva 1964
Willie Randolph 1976
Rich Rollins 1962
George Scott 1966
Kevin Seitzer 1987
Ichiro Suzuki 2001
Tom Tresh 1962
Dick Wakefield 1943
Butch Wynegar 1976
(07-03-2012 02:12 PM)HeyFitzy Wrote: Bryce Harper is the Sidney Crosby of baseball.