[NOTE: I actually had this written and set to go up last night, but then Polanco went on the DL, so it no longer carries the same weight. But here it is nonetheless.]
David Wright has played in each of the past four All-Star Games ever since being voted in as a starter for his first one in 2006. He homered in his first All-Star at-bat and hasn’t stopped hitting, picking up one base hit in each contest. Here are his statistics.
[Cool side note on that: I could not find the 2001 postseason all-stars for the Appy League online anywhere, so I went to the league site and sent an e-mail to the address provided in the “Contact Us” link. Only an hour later, I got a response from none other than the league president informing me that Wright was not on that postseason all-star team. The only Kingsport player to make it was shortstop Sean Pittman, who topped out at high-A St. Lucie in 2002. I wonder if there was another shortstop blocking his path to the bigs?]