The Houston Astros’ 2019 roster is full of former All-Stars. They are fielding a team that could see as many as six total All-Stars selected this year.
So, what players are worthy of not getting that week off, and walking down that Red Carpet into Cleveland this year?
All-Star Voting: Separating Fact From Fiction
All-Star voting has been under the microscope for a long time now, the microscope of the public opinion. Many times we see players get elected to the All-Star Team that are on the Injured List, not performing well in the current season, or simply not the “best” statistically in their respective position.
Every year there are always those players who make it because of their name recognition, and other players that are left off the team simply because they don’t have that same recognition.
Last season, former Houston Astros’ World Series winning pitcher Charlie Morton didn’t make the team, although, a pitcher isn’t contingent on fan votes. With the season he was having and a record of 11-2 going into the break, he should have been selected, but wasn’t. There were other players like Jed Lowrie and Eddie Rosario who deserved a spot on the squad as well.
The reason I bring this up is because with the abundance of evidence for multiple players on this roster someone will more than likely be left off. Every year there is that one player that deserved to be on the All-Star Team but ultimately gets snubbed.