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Houston Astros: What players are All-Star Game Worthy?

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and the American League celebrates with Manager A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and the American League celebrates with Manager A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 17: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and the American League celebrates with Manager A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Astros All-Star Locks (Hitters):

The Houston Astros realistically have five players that will most likely make the All-Star Team this season, and if it weren’t for the injuries to a few other players, up to three more players could have easily be considered.

George Springer Springer has nine lead-off home runs and a total of 17 for the season, good enough for third in the League. He is carrying a batting average of .308, with 43 RBIs (for a lead-off man that’s a ton), and 41 runs scored, not to mention his top-notch defense.

Josh Reddick aka “Spider-Man” – Reddick is hitting very respectable .309 and has the second highest OPS (.804) of his career. Then there is his defense, he has an excellent ability to run a ball down and throw out runners.

Michael Brantley “Professor at the Plate, Modern day Tony Gwynn” – Brantley is third in the American League with a .332 batting average, has knocked ten home runs and leads the Majors with 27 multi-hit games (stat could change daily).

Alex BregmanHe has a BA of .275, and is also tied for third in the League with 17 home runs. He has collected 60 hits and has an OPS of .947, which is seventh best in the League. His glove and fielding skills put him in elite territory.

Robinson ChirinosRobinson has knocked nine home runs, carries an OPS of .873, and despite his .245 batting average. He is among the top in the American League in all offensive categories for catchers this season.

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