Raise The Bar And Vote Steve Delabar To The All-Star Team
It’s time to “Rock The Vote” as Major League Baseball announced the contestants for the annual Final Vote contest which allows fans to cast their vote for the final roster spot on the National and American League All-Star Teams. I was pleased to see that lights out Toronto Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar was recognized as a finalist for the contest. Delabar is slotted against fellow bullpen hurlers Joaquin Benoit, David Robertson, Tanner Scheppers and Koji Uehara respectively for a chance to represent the American League at Citi Field in New York.
Even-though I am a biased Toronto Blue Jays fan, Steve Delabar whole heartedly deserves your consideration and is a worthy candidate deserving of your all important final vote.
Bedsides the fact that the path to the major leagues for Delabar is worthy of a Walt Disney production, he has impressive numbers to back up it up. The man with the blazing heater has been lights out this season after the Blue Jays practically stole him from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Eric Thames last season.
Delabar is 5-1 with an invisible earned run average of 1.58 in 40 innings pitched out of the Jays pen this season. Delabar is sporting a 12.8 SO/9 rate fanning 57 batters in his 40 innings of work. The right hander has only allowed 11 runs all season and opposition hitters have only managed to dial long distance once off Delabar this season.
Delabar is an integral piece in the Blue Jays successful bullpen and with your vote could join bullpen mate Brett Cecil who was chosen the squad by Manager Jim Leyland. If your favourite AL team has a chance at the playoffs this fall then Delabar is the man you want trotting out of the bullpen to secure the American League victory.
Do the right thing this All-Star game and “Raise The Bar- Vote Delabar”