MLB All-Star snub list highlighted by Mariners ‘Ty France and Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman

One of the annual by-products of the release of Major League Baseballs All-Star Game List is the list of lists of All-Star guys. And let’s not disappoint in 2022, so let’s look at those players who, despite a convincing case to get to Dodger Stadium, find themselves – at least at this point – on the outside and looking inside.

Damages can take some of the sting if, for example, one Bryce Harper, who is still listed as an NL starter on DH despite being injured, can not walk. We know that William Contreras will take his place as a starter, but there is still an open place on the roster.

Still, these are the players with the biggest grips from Sunday night.

American League

Ty France, sailors

A wrist injury hampered France a bit recently, but he is back and cutting .306 / .379 / .460 with 15 doubles, 10 homers and 45 RBIs in 74 games this season.

Anthony Rizzo, Yankees

The low stroke average will beat many, but Rizzo is among the league leaders with 22 homers and 54 RBI at the same time as he is one of the most important offensive forces for the best team in baseball.

Corey Seager, Rangers

The .245 average and .317 on-base percentage is the reason he is not on the team, but Seager has 19 homeruns.

Trevor Story, Red Sox

He is much worse than Seager on average and OBP, but Story has driven home 55 races, scored 46 times, homered 15 times and stolen 10 bases.

JD Martinez, Red Sox

He’s nowhere near the power he used to be, but Martinez has reinvented himself as a striking average guy and is incredibly productive on the record, hitting .312 / .380 / .486.

Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays

Through 16 starts, Gausman has 2.86 ERAs and 100 strikeouts in 88 innings.

Robbie Ray, Mariners

Ray has rounded back to ace form, but it was probably too late to be strongly considered. The workhorse leads AL in rounds and fights. In his last six starts, he has 0.91 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.

Logan Gilbert, Mariners

Hi, we can still use the record, right? Gilbert has 10-3! He also has 2.80 ERAs, 1.17 WHIPs and 100 strikeouts in 106 innings.

Dylan Cease, White Sox

The trips must have done that. Cease leads majors with 43 free passes allowed. He has also knocked out 133 in 92 innings and has an ERA of 2.45 (161 ERA +).

Michael King, Yankees

He has only been so valuable to the Yankees in a multi-inning role, especially since they lost Chad Green for the year. In 20 games, King has worked 46 1/3 innings, pitched to 2.33 ERA and 0.99 PISK with 62 strikeouts.

National League

Josh Bell, Nationals

Nats just getting one player on the team makes sense. That the player is Juan Soto makes sense. However, Bell beats .304 / .386 / .491 with 19 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 47 RBIs and 44 runs. He had a great case.

Freddie Freeman, Dodgers

Part of the problem with Bell and Freeman was a crowded position, exacerbated by the Rockies needing a representative and CJ Cron being their top pick. However, Freddie Freeman has a new Freddie Freeman season, with .304 / .381 / .494 with 11 homers and 54 RBI. He has been so important in the middle of Dodger’s order as they have handled injuries and some disappointing performances.

Austin Riley, Braves

He hits .282, which is very high these days, with 23 home runs and 56 RBI. Tough audience, right?

Francisco Lindor, Mets

The .239 / .316 / .421 slash is not overly impressive, but Lindor has been a counting statistics monster with 15 homers, 60 RBIs, 50 runs and nine steals.

Brandon Drury, Reds

I thought the Reds’ rep was going to be Drury, but instead it was starting pitcher Luis Castillo. Drury is a 29 year old guy who beats .277 / .333 / .540 with 18 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs, 50 RBI and 53 runs. He had been a nice story.

Bryan Reynolds, Pirates

We will hear his name a lot in the coming weeks as a professional candidate. If the pirates end up trading him, some team will get a totally underrated star. A slow start was the culprit here, but he is one of the better players in the league in June and July.

Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler, Phillies

Nola has been one of the best workhorses in the league, and has collected 111 1/3 rounds to this point. He has knocked out 120 against 14 unintentional walks with 3.15 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. Wheeler is 8-4 with 2.46 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 95 innings. There are a couple of aces for the Phillies, but both were banned here.

Carlos Rodón, Giants

Through 17 starts, he has 2.70 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 124 strikeouts against 32 times in 100 innings. His 2.13 FIP leader NL.

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