31-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Peavy should be on the All-Star Team this year. He has pitched in 16 games (all starts) for the White Sox so far this year and he is 6-5 with a 2.96 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Peavy has only given up 88 hits and 24 walks in his first 112 2/3 innings this year while whiffing 101 batters….and those are impressive numbers. Peavy also has four complete games and 1 shutout as he has been a workhorse for the Pale Hose so far this year. Peavy has now pitched in 55 games (54 starts) in his first four years with the White Sox and he is 23-18 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. The White Sox are glad that Peavy is finally healthy as he is justifying the deal they made for him on July 31, 2009. The White Sox dealt Dexter Carter, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Clayton Richard for him. But, only Richard has helped the Padres out of that quartet of pitchers.
UPDATE: (7/9/2012) - Jake Peavy has been added to the A.L. All-Star team as an injury replacement for C.J. Wilson of the Angels.