Dewan: All-Star starters vs. total runs leaders

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on July 10, 2017:

As the All-Star week is upon us, let’s see how the fans did in their selections for the starting lineups by comparing the fan-voted All-Star Game starters to the Total Runs leaders. Total Runs is a statistic created by Baseball Info Solutions that combines offense, defense, baserunning, and an adjustment that allows for comparison across positions into one number in order to evaluate the total contribution of each player.


The fans matched the Total Runs leaders very closely in their selection of the American League starting lineup. There are only two selected starters who are not Total Runs leaders – Justin Smoak and Mike Trout.

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Originally published: July 10, 2017. Last Updated: July 10, 2017.