Question of the Day, 6/14 …

Logically, how many Angels could be All-Stars in this bad first half as a team? — @JcHc3in1

Well, I expect Mike Trout to finish among the top three outfielders in fan votes — he was second when the most recent update came out last Saturday — making him the first Angels position player to start the All-Star Game since Vladimir Guerrero in 2007. After that, it’s tough. I think Howie Kendrick (.328/.370/.480) deserves to make it, but it’s tough with Robinson Cano and Dustin Pedroia in the same league. And Mark Trumbo (.270/.344/.506) certainly can once again. Pitching-wise, the only one I can see with a shot is Jason Vargas (5-4, 3.74 ERA), unless Jered Weaver (only five starts) is picked based on track record. I’d be surprised if anyone else makes it. Albert Pujols (nine-time All-Star) is in danger of missing out for the third straight year, and it doesn’t seem like there’s any chance Josh Hamilton (starter each of the last five seasons) is picked.


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Thanks Alden! Howie has definitely come on the past few weeks. Even two weeks ago I would have said that Cano, Pedroia, Kinsler and even Kelly Johnson deserved to go over Kendrick. I don’t vote until the last minute because things change so much early in the season into the halfway point.

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