Outfielder Eddie Rosario, who leads the Twins in nearly every offensive statistical category, failed to win the Final Vote for the last spot on the American League roster for the 2018 MLB All-Star game. Rosario lost out to the Mariners’ Jean Segura, along with the Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, and the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons. Apparently Segura received 13,646,439 total votes (in under three days), which is cray cray.
Rosario currently has 3.3 fWAR on the season, which is the 19th best among all MLB hitters. His fWAR also ranks 6th among AL outfielders, a position that is pretty stacked with guys like Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, and Aaron Judge.
The Twins made a big The Bachelor/rose themed campaign to try and get fans to vote Rosario, however, and it was admirable. Probably better than anything I would have come up with, which would probably have been very “Ed”-centric.
Here’s a little sampling of the Twins’ campaign:
So it looks like Jose Berrios will be the Twins’ lone representative at this season’s All-Star Game, which is a deserving and fine choice. There is still a chance Eddie Rosario could be selected as an alternate if a player gets injured, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Hey, a few days off to rest might do Rosario some good anyway... right?