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New York Mets preseason All-Star power rankings for 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: The batting gloves of National League All-Star Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets stands are seen against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: The batting gloves of National League All-Star Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets stands are seen against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 10: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets and the National League looks on during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

8) Amed Rosario

Is this the year Amed Rosario finally reaches All-Star levels? He has a long way to go, but shortstop isn’t exactly an elite position in the National League. Last year’s NL All-Star representatives at the position, Brandon Crawford and Trevor Story, have had great and not-so-great seasons.

Rosario may not be the best shortstop in the NL East next year. However, there is a chance by the end of the season he is.

7) Robinson Cano

I’m higher on Robinson Cano than most. Second base has some really good candidates for the NL All-Star team next year, so even if he performs well, it will take a really good season from him. Considering he is a first-time NL player and has been to the game before, others may come as a priority.

Nevertheless, don’t count Cano out of representing the Mets in Cleveland. There’s plenty of gas left in his tank.

6 and 5) Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo

I’m giving a tie to Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo for this spot. Each has just as much chance of cracking the All-Star roster as the other. Conforto went there in 2017 while Nimmo looked like a possibility in 2018.

The offense’s success will depend a lot on this pair. Given his power prowess, Conforto may have a slight advantage. Working in Nimmo’s favor is his universal likability and increasing attention as an underrated player.

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