Giancarlo Stanton Makes First All-Star Team
Giancarlo Stanton has been selected as a reserve outfielder on the 2014 National League All-Star Game Roster.
Stanton might be the lone Marlins representative at the game, that is, unless Casey McGehee can get support and win the fan vote.
In 87 games this season, Stanton is hitting .308 and leads the National League with 21 HRs and 62 RBIs. Stanton also has 21 doubles, one triple, 61 runs scored, eight stolen bases, and he also leads the league in intentional walks (15) and total bases (187).
Yasiel Puig overtook Stanton for the final outfield starting spot, but Stanton will no doubt get a couple at-bats in the game, perhaps as the starting designated hitter since the game will take place in Target Field.
If McGehee can’t sneak in on the fan vote, both he and Henderson Alvarez would be snubs for this year’s All-Star Game. There are always snubs, but these two are definitely deserving of an All-Star Game appearance.
McGehee is hitting .320 with one home run, 53 RBIs, 20 doubles, and one triple but has hit .391 with runners in scoring position so far this season.
Alvarez, who started today, is third in the National League with a 2.27 ERA and has a 6-3 record with a 1.24 WHIP in 18 games started spanning 115 innings.