Is David Freese a top-10 option at third? 

June, 29, 2011

The other day, I was asked which National League third baseman I'd vote as starter in the All-Star Game. Hey, it wasn't so easy, assuming one looks statistically at this year and doesn't merely base the decision on reputation and career accomplishments. David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman and Pablo Sandoval have missed significant time this season; Casey McGehee has been terrible; Aramis Ramirez hasn't hit for much power until the past few days; and leading vote getter Placido Polanco is pretty much all batting average, and it's a below-.300 batting average anyway. Chipper Jones is a nice story coming back, but he's not having a great season. Whom would you choose? Where's Mike Schmidt?