Every team will have at least one player at this summer’s All-Star Game. The New York Mets have three worthy candidates of making the trip to Cleveland.
As we approach mid-June of 2019, the New York Mets have clearly been through a myriad of ups and downs this year. Fans have been left feeling both hopeful for the future as well as underwhelmed when compared to what was expected of this team before the start of the regular season.
With the 2019 MLB All-Star game now less than a month away, I feel it is time to focus more on the positive. It’s time to ask which players on this ball club may be worthy of a selection to this annual Midsummer Classic.
Sure the Mets have some big name players that have established themselves over the last few years who many would consider near “locks” to make the National League All-Star team year after year. I am talking about guys like Michael Conforto, fireball pitcher Noah Syndergaard, future Hall of Famer Robinson Cano, and last year’s Cy Young award winner Jacob deGrom.
Unfortunately, all the players just mentioned have either completely underperformed thus far in 2019 or have not done much at all to stand out from their peers who have accomplished a lot more this season at those same positions for other teams.
With that said, here are three names that come to my mind as worthy candidates from this 2019 Mets team that have performed well enough to be considered worthy of All-Star deliberation.
All three of these players were relatively unknown to the average baseball fan coming into 2019 but have broken through to shine and have shown that they are names that should be noted by all baseball aficionados going forward.