Roberts will go it alone in San Francisco
by Matthew Taylor
Congrats to Brian Roberts, who made the AL All-Star roster via the Player Ballot. He’s the O’s lone All-Star representative.
The Orioles official MLB website makes the case for Roberts:
“Roberts went into Sunday’s game ranked first among his positional peers in on-base percentage (.412) and second in batting average (.326). As if that’s not enough of a case, only one other American League second baseman with at least 200 at-bats had a higher slugging mark (.454). Roberts also leads the league with 25 stolen bases.”
Says Guthrie: “If you look around, there’s a number of starters and relievers who are having really big years. It’s just good to be considered.”
By any measure, the AL pitching staff is a tough rotation to crack.