The voting for the All-Star teams was finally revealed last night. And several members of the New York Yankees made the team. But there were some omissions as well. So let’s take a look at 3 All-Stars named and 3 All-Star snubs. Our normal 3 Up and 3 Down series will return next week. But in the meantime take a look back at previous installments of the countdown.
1) All-Star Named- Aaron Judge
As expected by his performance and All-Star voting polls showed Aaron Judge is an All-Star. Judge for the season is hitting .280 with 25 home runs and 58 rbi’s with an OPS of .971. Aaron has played extremely well despite not having a blazing hot streak as one would have expected. But alongside the lack of a prolonged hot streak has also been the lack of a prolonged slump. The starting right field should put on a display during the All-Star game as we already know he isn’t defending his Home Run Derby crown.
1) All-Star Snub- Didi Gregorius
Didi was the MLB Player of the Month of April. But he severely cooled off in May. He has since rebounded and is having a solid season. Didi currently leads the Yankees with 10 stolen bases. He also has 15 home runs and 46 rbi’s. The field at shortstop in the AL is very crowded and more than likely the reason for the snub.
2) All-Star Named- Luis Severino
The top pick for AL Cy Young Luis Severino has been named to the All-Star team. Sevvy is indeed deserving of the All-Star nod. With a record of 14-2 with an ERA of 2.12 and 143 strikeouts in just 123.1 innings of work. Severino has placed himself among today’s elite in the game. If Sevvy doesn’t start the Sunday before the All-Star game he may very well get the nod as the All-Star Game Starter.
2) All-Star Snub- Miguel Andújar
When Miguel Andújar began the year in Triple-A not much was expected from the young third baseman. However, an injury to Brandon Drury left an opening and Andújar hasn’t given it up. Miguel was always expected to hit but his defense was questioned. However, in 72 games and in 152 total chances, Andújar has only made 5 errors. And he has hit even better than expected. Miguel may very well get named as an All-Star due to injuries or from players voluntarily withdrawing. But as it stands now he has surely been snubbed.
3) All-Star Named- Gleyber Torres
The current consensus pick for Rookie of the Year Gleyber Torres has made the All-Star team. Even though he spent most of the first month in the minors. Torres since being called up has done everything well. And has actually exceeded expectations for a top prospect in baseball, and that is quite difficult to do. Torres is currently on the 10-Day DL with hip issues. And will more than likely withdrawal from the All-Star game itself. But it is quite a remarkable accomplishment in his young career.
3) All-Star Snub- CC Sabathia
CC Sabathia has been a rock for the New York Yankees since signing with them in 2009. Sabathia has also become the stopper for the Yankees. In that when he is on the mound after a loss he gives them a chance and they usually are victorious. CC has also been having a solid year for New York and could have made the AL All-Star team.
All-Star B.O.L.O- Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton should have made the AL All-Star right off the bat. But there is still a chance. Stanton had his usual slow start. But in New York, everything gets magnified. Even still Stanton finds himself with 21 home runs, 51 rbi’s and a .267 batting average. Stanton is also quite close to the pace he had last season. Now while another second half like his 2017 cannot be expected, it also can’t be counted out. Stanton is on the Final Vote ballot for the AL All-Star team and needs our help to get him on to the team.