Evan Meek Named to the 2010 All-Star Game

It was announced today that Evan Meek will be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ representative on the National League roster of the 2010 All-Star Game.  Meek is in the middle of a tremendous season in which he’s posted a 0.98 ERA in 46 innings of work, with an 8.2 K/9, a 2.2 BB/9, and a .183 BAA.

Meek currently has the best ERA in the National League of all players with 30 or more innings pitched, and ranks third behind top closers Jose Valverde (0.51 ERA in 35 IP), and Mariano Rivers (0.86 ERA in 31.1 IP).

The only other Pirate who deserved to be selected was Andrew McCutchen, who is currently hitting for a .299/.379/.450 line in 298 at-bats, with 7 homers and 20 stolen bases.  McCutchen didn’t make the final vote, so his only chance of being selected is if another representative in the National League can’t make it.  The National League outfielders are Ryan Braun, Andre Ethier, and Jason Heyward, who were all voted in, as well as Michael Bourn, Marlon Byrd, Corey Hart, Matt Holliday, and Chris Young, who were selected as reserves.  Byrd, Bourn, and Young are the lone representatives for their team.

The 2010 All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 13th in Anaheim.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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