Heroes and Goats: All-Star Edition

Your 2014 All-Star Superhero. - Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Trout takes the unofficial BCB 2014 All-Star Superhero award with his two-hit, two-RBI performance in the 2014 All-Star Game.

As for the Goats?  A pair of Cardinals get the honors.

The All-Star Graphs (courtesy of Fangraphs):

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The All-Star Stats:

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Lucroy

2

0

2

0

2

0

0

1.15

.240

C Utley

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0.78

.113

A Ramirez

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.73

.057

F Freeman

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.95

.044

T Frazier

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1.21

.035

A McCutchen

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1.17

.000

H Pence

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.52

-.013

T Tulowitzki

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.84

-.021

C Blackmon

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.9

-.022

S Castro

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.43

-.036

M Montero

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.48

-.037

D Gordon

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.71

-.043

D Mesoraco

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.62

-.044

A Rizzo

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.95

-.046

J Harrison

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.13

-.057

D Murphy

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2.69

-.069

C Gomez

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.4

-.078

G Stanton

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.06

-.080

Y Puig

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

1.04

-.089

P Goldschmidt

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.13

-.093

Total

34

3

8

0

3

1

13

1.15

-.240

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

Z Greinke

1

0

0

0

0

2

0.79

.059

A Simon

1

1

0

0

0

1

1.08

.044

C Kershaw

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.57

.043

F Rodriguez

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.4

.028

C Kimbrel

1

0

0

0

0

3

0.47

.023

A Chapman

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

0.15

.008

T Clippard

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

1.12

.007

T Watson

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0.22

.006

P Neshek

0.1

3

0

2

0

0

1.53

-.229

A Wainwright

1

3

1

3

0

2

0.79

-.238

Total

8

7

1

5

1

9

0.77

-.249

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

M Trout

3

1

2

0

2

0

0

1.61

.263

D Jeter

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

0.99

.116

A Ramirez

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.8

.065

M Cabrera

3

1

1

1

2

0

0

1.04

.056

D Norris

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.63

.022

J Altuve

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1.45

.015

A Beltre

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.25

.007

J Abreu

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.22

-.006

S Perez

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.37

-.009

K Seager

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.24

-.012

M Brantley

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.48

-.013

B Moss

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.55

-.016

I Kinsler

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.59

-.016

Y Cespedes

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.33

-.017

N Cruz

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.5

-.025

A Jones

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.64

-.033

J Bautista

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.71

-.035

J Donaldson

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.87

-.044

R Cano

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.01

-.070

Total

31

5

7

1

5

1

9

0.77

.249

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

G Perkins

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.94

.072

G Holland

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.91

.069

M Scherzer

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.06

.066

Y Darvish

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.74

.056

F Hernandez

1

1

0

0

0

2

1.2

.047

K Uehara

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

1.62

.044

S Doolittle

0.2

1

0

0

0

2

1.45

.038

F Rodney

0.1

0

0

0

1

1

1.95

.034

S Kazmir

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

1.26

.020

C Sale

1

1

0

1

0

1

0.99

-.068

J Lester

1

3

0

2

0

0

1.04

-.127

Total

9

8

0

3

1

13

1.13

.251


Writer's Note:
The daily selections of the three Heroes and three Goats are based solely on the top three and bottom three WPA scores for the game. The selections are not based on my subjective opinion.

For the All-Star Game, three Heroes and Goats will be selected from both the American and National League.

THE ALL-STAR HEROES:

  • AL and Overall Superhero - Mike Trout, Angels (.263). No doubt about this one with the triple and the double to give the AL the lead twice.
  • NL Superhero - Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers (.240). Two at-bats, two doubles, two RBI. Yeah, that's a pretty good All-Star performance.
  • AL Hero - Derek Jeter, Yankees (.116). His final All-Star game, and he goes out in style.
  • NL Hero - Chase Utley, Phillies (.113). The other NL offensive star of the night.
  • AL Sidekick - Glen Perkins, Twins (.072). The hometown hero gets the save.
  • NL Sidekick - Zack Greinke, Dodgers (.059). By virtue of throwing a scoreless inning when the game was tied.

THE ALL-STAR GOATS:

  • NL and Overall Billy Goat - Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (-.238). Interesting how the initial speed on the pitch for Jeter's double was 90 miles per hour, but when asked about it by Erin Andrews in the eighth the replay showed it at 87. Apparently it lost three miles per hour over seven innings.
  • NL Goat - Pat Neshek, Cardinals (-.228). Rough night to be a Cardinals pitcher.
  • AL Billy Goat - Jon Lester, Red Sox (-.127). Given the number of players seeing action in the All-Star Game, giving up a run as a pitcher makes you extremely likely to see the podium.
  • NL Kid - Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks (-.093). Two chances to break a tie with runners in scoring position and came up empty both times.
  • AL Goat - Robinson Cano, Mariners (-.070). Two very expensive whiffs with runners in scoring position.
  • AL Kid - Chris Sale, White Sox (-.068). See: Lester, Jon.
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