On Sunday night, Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds was named one of five candidates for the final spot on the National League’s All-Star Game roster. His competition will be Justin Bour, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon and Justin Turner. If you are struggling with who deserves your vote, here are three reasons your vote belongs to Mark Reynolds.
REYNOLDS HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH “FINAL VOTE” TORTURE BEFORE
Reynolds has never made an All-Star team in his 11-year career. However, he has been this close before. Back in 2009, while still with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Reynolds was named a candidate for the final spot as well.
He ended up finishing third in the voting and did not make the team. In an interview for MLB.com, Reynolds commented that he has, “always wanted to experience an All-Star Game.” He acknowledged his adversaries, however, stating that it would be some “pretty stiff competition” this year for the final spot.
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REYNOLDS WASN’T EVEN ON THE BALLOT
Reynolds also didn’t even have his name appear on the original ballot for the All-Star Game. After a strong first half, Reynolds started to gain some momentum and a write-in campaign was begun.
Nonetheless, Reynold’s may have received less votes due to the lack of his name on the ballot. The blame for his name not being on the ballot must fall back to Major League Baseball. It is time for fans to right the ship and give Reynolds the All-Star spot he deserves.
REYNOLDS HAS PUT UP SOME SOLID NUMBERS THIS YEAR
Reynolds has put up some eye-opening numbers so far this year. Heading into Monday, he had 19 home runs so far, already more than he had in all of 2015 and 2016. He had 61 RBI, which is already more than in all of 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has a slash line of .286/.373/.527.
Reynolds had some impressive years earlier in his career, but this year is clearly going to go down as one of his best seasons. An All-Star Game appearance would be the icing on the cake. Help make it happen, vote for Reynolds via MLB.com, text message, Twitter, or all the above.