Riggleman says Zimmerman not getting credit he deserves just yet
Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman leads the National League in on-base-plus-slugging percentage (1.005) and slugging percentage (.594). He also ranks third in the league in on-base percentage (.411) and seventh in batting average (.309). Not too shabby, right?
But when Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman was asked Saturday whether he thought Zimmerman was getting the credit he deserved for his hot offensive start, Riggleman responded with a verbal thumbs down.
Zimmerman did not rank in the top five among National League third basemen in the latest All-Star voting update released by MLB.
"He's pretty well recognized around the league, but not like if it was right now in New York or Boston or somebody who's been in the playoffs recently and all that," Riggleman said. "Because if we were a playoff team at this point - if we had been in the playoffs the last couple of years - people would be saying he's the biggest reason; he's the main offensive cog to that team, hitting third and doing what he does.
"But until you get in the win column more, a lot of players are not going to be recognized ... Ryan has probably not gotten the accolades throughout the country that soon will come his way."
June 5, 2010; 6:16 PM ET
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