American League All-Star Voting: Five Baltimore Orioles Who Belong on the Team
By Mike Smith
May 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes (38) waits on deck during the game against the Houston Astros at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
4. Jimmy Paredes
It is hard to believe what the Orioles have gotten from Jimmy Paredes, especially since his season had a delayed start due to injury.
Paredes has hit at a stunning .348 clip, mixing in an already career-best six homers, and 25 RBI’s. In fact, he’s been such a strong hitter, that Buck Showalter has left him in the lineup to play second base in NL parks, despite the fact that Paredes’ glove does not match his bat.
Unfortunately for Paredes, his name doesn’t even appear on the fan ballot, due to Steve Pearce being Baltimore’s ballot representative at first, and Chris Davis taking over Baltimore’s DH spot. However, that can’t stop manager Ned Yost from taking one of this year’s best, and most surprising bats in the American League.
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