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Should Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa be an All-Star?

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The Houston Astros have two All-Star representatives in the 2015 All-Star game, they are Dallas Keuchel and Jose Altuve. While the first place Astros should be happy they have two players at the game, most of them think that there could have been a third player. No, not Will Harris, someone else.

Carlos Correa is clearly the best shortstop in the American League.”- Brandon Del Castillo.

  • Do you want to have the best players at each position play in the game? Then, yes, Carlos Correa should be an All-Star.
  • Do you want the most exciting young players that fans want to see play in the game? Then, yes, Carlos Correa should be an All-Star.
  • Do you want to expand your brand to a youthful audience that wants to see the brightest new stars? Then, yes, Carlos Correa should be an All-Star.
  • Do you want the players with the best statistics in the game? Then, yes, Carlos Correa should be an All-Star.
  • Do you want to have the best chance of winning the All-Star game because, after all, it means something? Then, yes, Carlos Correa should be an All-Star.

Do you want to quibble about playing time and paying your dues and being stuck in the 1950s? Then, I guess Major League Baseball got it right.

Carlos Correa should be an All-Star

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Carlos Correa is clearly the best shortstop in the American League. It is true that the young phenom has only played in 27 games. However, in that small amount of time, he has taken the league by storm. He is already second in the American League among shortstops in home runs and leads them all with a .874 OPS. He plays great defense, steals bases and comes up big in big moments. Since his arrival in the big leagues, he leads all AL shortstops in runs scored, stolen bases, home runs, and RBI, as well as the OPS above. He has done all of this while playing outstanding defense and proving that he is mature beyond his years and already a leader in the clubhouse. It is an empirical fact that he is the best shortstop in the American League.

MLB should want Correa in the All-Star game

Correa is one of the most exciting players to enter the big leagues in years. He is someone who MLB should be showcasing to fans, marketers and television audiences as often as possible. MLB continues to be seen as an old person’s sport, continually playing catch up with the NFL, NBA and now soccer. The youth of America wants to be shown the bright new star. Believe me, no one outside of Detroit or Kansas City will be tuning in to watch Jose Iglesias or Alcides Escobar.

Again, Carlos Correa is the best shortstop in the American League. The All-Star game now counts for home field advantage in the World Series. Don’t we want the best players in the game trying to secure that advantage? The answer should be an overwhelming yes.

The only argument against Carlos Correa being an All-Star is that he hasn’t played long enough. He hasn’t earned his dues. This line of thinking is so ancient that it is part of the problem baseball has with attracting young fans. Kids want to see what is hot right now. They don’t wish to wait until it has aged into perfection. Baseball, show America your bright new stars!

I understand why Carlos Correa is not an All-Star. I just wanted to make sure everyone else knows that he should be.

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