30-year old switch-hitting CF Shane Victorino won MLB’s Final Vote, so he will be the fifth All-Star for the Phillies. The Flyin Hawaiian has played in 68 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 81 for 267 (.303 avg, .900 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 9 homers, 34 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. This will be Victorino’s second All-Star appearance and he deserves it. His all out style is perfect for the city of Philadelphia as he’s sure to get his uniform dirty in next week’s All-Star Game.
UPDATE: (7/8/2011) – Shane Victorino will miss the All-Star Game as he has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right thumb. The Phillies have called up 32-year old lefty swinging infielder Pete Orr to replace Victorino on the active roster. Orr played in 26 games earlier this year for the Phillies and he was 14 for 61 (.230 avg, .577 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.