Moving down the tier we have guys that are a bit of a long shot of making the All-Star team. These guys are not bad by any means, but issues such as injury, strong competition at their position, and lack of all-around playing ability will hurt them.
The first guy that is a long shot is J.D. Davis. While I personally love J.D. and am glad he was not traded this past offseason after rumors of him potentially being dealt, his rather poor defensive skills and extreme talent around the league at third base make him a long shot for making the All-Star team.
Next up for guys that I see as long shots is Marcus Stroman. I am sort of going against myself on this call as I previously predicted him to have a great year which included him being sent to the mid-summer classic. I do still believe Stroman will have a great season, but the mass amount of elite starting pitching and a minimal amount of pitchers on the All-Star team is why I see Stroman as a long shot right now.
Another pitcher that I see as a long shot is newcomer Trevor May. Despite coming off some really impressive years with the Minnesota Twins, the fact that he will not be closing games unless the bullpen falls apart to a completely another level hurts him. It is not often or even all that likely a relief pitcher makes the All-Star when not closing games for their team, and as a result, May is a long shot of making the team.
Next up we have a pitcher similar to May in Seth Lugo. Just like May, Lugo is not expected to close games this season as that job is expected to be for Edwin Diaz. In addition to the fact that Lugo will likely not close games, he will also miss some time due to injury to begin the season, hurting his chances even more.
The last man left on the list is another newcomer in Carlos Carrasco. The main thing holding back Carrasco is the fact that he will also begin the season on the sideline with Lugo. Despite never have been selected to an All-Star game in his 11-year career, Carrasco has been one of the most solid consistent pitchers in the game, so there is still a possibility even if small.
No shot (sorry not sorry)
The last tier we have is an unfortunate no-shot of making the All-Star team. The remainder of the roster falls here for a variety of reasons, ranging from their own ability, the position they play at being too deep with talent, and/or lack of playing time.
It is clear the Mets have a very deep roster for 2021 and come mid-summer time I believe the All-Star game will show it as multiple Mets will be there and repping the National League.
Only time will tell who really does end up representing the Amazins at the mid-summer classic, but as it stands, it looks like the Mets have a good chance to have a strong showing come July.
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