Dan Shedd, Contributor
My pick for the Astros who deserve an All-Star nod has to begin with Yuli Gurriel, who has been tearing the cover off the baseball this season with a .323 average, 47 RBI and 10 home runs thus far. His average ranks 4th best in all of baseball, which is not bad for a guy who just turned 37-years-old a few days ago.
My second Astro who deserves a spot in the All Star Game would be Jose Altuve, partially because I think he is having a good enough season, and secondly, I would love to see him shut up Astros haters with a great performance in Colorado. Altuve is hitting .288 with 30 RBI and 12 home runs.
My other two All-Star selection are Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa. Bregman is having a good season so far with a .281 average, seven home runs and 34 RBI. Baseball is a long season and it’s long enough to get out of a slump and get better as the season goes on. The right-hander is talented enough to do just that and still deserving of an All-Star nod in my opinion. He’s still one of the best third basemen in the game.
Correa is in a big year for himself, contract wise, and he is trying to make the most of it. He’s hitting .288 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. He’s one of the best players in baseball and is going to be one of the highly sought after free agents barring a miracle from Astros management.