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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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HOUSTON, TX – JULY 12: (L-R) Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros, Alex Bregman #2, George Springer #4 and Justin Verlander #35 acknowledge the crowd before being presented with their 2018 All-Star jerseys at Minute Maid Park on July 12, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – JULY 12: (L-R) Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros, Alex Bregman #2, George Springer #4 and Justin Verlander #35 acknowledge the crowd before being presented with their 2018 All-Star jerseys at Minute Maid Park on July 12, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Astros All-Stars on the Bubble:

Jake Marisnick – He has a batting average of .258, an .824 slugging percentage, AND six home runs on the season. His defensive abilities puts him in the company of elite defenders in the League. Unfortunately, he probably would have to hit at least .300 or better to make it in an already crowded field.

Astros Who Miss Out:

Jose Altuve His hitting has been down this season at .243, his number of strikeouts have increased, and with the knee issues this season he is not deserving of an All-Star bid. Going out on a limb, I would think his thoughts would be along the same lines. We do know, that because he is one of the best second basemen in the league, that alone may carry him to an All-Star selection. That is if he is off the Injured List by then.

Carlos Correa Coming off back surgery, he was having a stellar year in the field and at the plate. Hitting .295, with 11 home runs, and a .907 OPS, he appears to be back in All-Star form. Then his injury this season hit and it takes him completely out of consideration. Had he not been injured here as of late, he would all but have a ticket punched more than likely as a starter at the 2019 All-Star Game.

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