That brings us to David Dahl who has quietly been one of baseball’s best outfielders in 2019. Dahl is hitting .332 with 7 HR, 36 RBI, and 20 doubles but he is nowhere to be seen in the All-Star conversation.
Dahl’s .382 OBP is almost .100 points higher than Almora’s and his batting average is .100 points higher than Schwarber’s. Dahl also has more RBI than Schwarber.
I don’t have a problem with Schwarber being an All-Star, and his 16 HR are certainly well ahead of Dahl’s 7, but you can’t tell me that if Dahl was putting up these numbers for the Cubs he wouldn’t be somewhere near the top 5.
I mean, Almora is in fourth and his season has been nowhere near as good as Dahl’s. Same goes for Blackmon who would easily be within the top 4 or 5 in voting if he was putting up the same numbers in a Cubs’ uniform.
Ironically, those voting for Cubs’ outfielders can’t even get them in the order they most deserve. Schwarber is clearly their most deserving of an All-Star berth among their outfielders and he has received the least amount of votes between the three of them while Almora has received the most despite being the least worthy of an All-Star appearance.
No disrespect toward Almora, but honestly, a part of me wonders if fans mixed up Almora, Jr. and Acuna, Jr. because nothing else explains the number of votes he is receiving.