If during the offseason you had Matt Carpenter as the top second baseman in the NL through the first quarter-plus of the season, you win. Carpenter had only 121 games of big league experience entering 2013 and has really played well thus far. But as great as Carpenter has been, I doubt he ends up starting.
Instead, Marco Scutaro will likely be the guy for the NL in the first inning, while Carpenter will start the All-Star Game on the bench. Scutaro has been his usual self this season, which is great for a guy who’s been vastly underrated throughout the bulk of his career. He’s hitting well over .300 and continues to play well defensively.Wholesale nfl Nike Jerseys,Jerseys For sale Cheap
Chase Utley, in my opinion, is the odd man out. Utley is finally looking like the Utley of old—the MVP contender—instead of the more recent Utley who has continually been on the disabled list. Even still, I think Utley’s time as an All-Star has come to an end.
So between Carpenter and Scutaro, who should be the NL starter? I think that Carpenter has definitely earned the opportunity to be in the starting lineup, but Scutaro will actually be the guy in there. St. Louis fans will have to vote nonstop to top the number of votes Scutaro will likely get.