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MLB Insider Shares Long List Of All-Star Game Snubs

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The MLB All-Star Game rosters are set.

The starters for the American League and the National League were revealed on Friday night, with the reserves and pitchers being revealed on Sunday night.

Many deserving players have earned All-Star nods for their respective leagues.

However, that does not mean that there aren’t more than a few players who were ultimately snubbed.

Players such as Ty France, Francisco Lindor, Tommy Edman, Austin Riley, and others were snubbed.

Jeff Passan of ESPN tweeted a long list of deserving players who ultimately were snubbed and did not appear on the All-Star Game rosters as of yesterday.

 

Several Stars Left Out

It always stinks to see certain players get snubbed, especially when they really deserve the opportunity to be All-Stars.

Take France for example.

The 27-year-old slugger is hitting .306 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI, and an .839 OPS.

Those are all respectable stats and should have been enough for France to at least get a chance to be on the All-Star Game roster for the American League.

There’s also Edman, who along with teammates Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, is one of the top three in WAR for position players in all of MLB.

Of course, this happens every year.

There are always deserving players who will ultimately get the cold shoulder from fan voting and the manager who makes the picks for reserves.

Also, more will probably be added to the rosters in the next week or so, as Passan alluded to.

We’ll see what happens in the next week and who else gets added to the rosters.

Some players who were snubbed may ultimately get the call, while others remain on the back-burner.




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