There is always those few guys who don’t make the all-star team that definitely deserve to. This year I think there were a lot of guys not called that should have been all stars. The MLB All-Star game is turning into a popularity contest over what it really should be. An all-star is someone who is excelling at their position and playing great baseball. You may not know some guys I’m going to mention, but you need to get to know them because they are putting up BIG numbers.
Without question the biggest all star snub. Snell leads the AL in ERA (2.09) and is second in wins (12). Snell doesn’t get many strikeouts and isn’t a household name but he carves batters up and I will just let the ERA speak for itself. A guy doing this good should be potentially starting the all star game, not watching from his couch.
Albert Almora Jr.
Almora is tied for first place in NL batting average with Reds Scooter Gennett (.326). While he plays for the Cubs, I think he is often overshadowed by his teammates like Baez, Rizzo, and Bryant. He doesn’t get the recognition he deserves and he is a tremendous CF. He’s 5th in his position for defensive runs saved.
Although it is looking like he will make it as a substitute, Lowrie leads all AL second baseman in home runs (16) and RBI (62). However, Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres got the nod over Lowrie which could possibly be a case of the fan vote helping out. I only say that because Torres trails Lowrie by 20 RBI and has committed 10 errors.
Like Snell, Rosario is putting up amazing numbers but is overshadowed by more popular guys and isn’t getting the recognition he deserves. That AL outfield is just stacked with guys who we talk about everyday no matter how good or bad they may be doing. Rosario has a cannon for an arm and has had a .300 batting average since late May. he has also delivered 18 homers and 53 RBI.