MLB announced this year’s MLB All-Star Game rosters Sunday night, and it looks like Jose Berrios will be the sole Twins representative on the team this year. The selection doesn’t come as a surprise, as the young righty has been impressive for most of the season so far, sporting a 3.54 ERA with a 0.887 WHIP over 114.1 innings. He also has two complete games, including a complete game shutout. It will be his first time at the All-Star Game, though he participated in the Future’s Game several times as a prospect.
But yeah, the Eds not snubbed.
Or did they? It turns out Eddie Rosario was selected for the AL Final Vote, so he could still be voted onto the team... except both Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees and Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox are also in the final vote. Rosario has a higher fWAR than either of those players (Edit: Ok, fine, Rosario and Benintendi are actually tied), but good luck trying to out-vote those massive fan bases.
Though Eduardo Escobar is still leading the entire league in extra base hits, he really was passed over entirely.
Of course, there’s always the chance some player on the roster will get an injury and one or both of the Eds could be selected as an alternate replacement, but we’re not actually rooting for someone to get injured, right? Right?!
The 2018 MLB All Star game will be played Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 pm CT.
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Eddie Rosario should have made it, but probably not Eduardo Escobar.
ALL OF THE EDS.
I actually think only selecting Jose Berrios makes sense.
Just send Bobby Wilson.