MLB All-Star Game: Ian Kinsler, 5 biggest snubs

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Jul 2, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

As we inch closer and closer to the MLB All-Star Break next week, we take a look at those who should’ve made the All-Star team and didn’t.  (Here’s a hint: the National League just about got it right this year.)

Even though there are 25 first-time all-stars on this year’s All-Star rosters, in the end there are those who made it, and those who didn’t.

This list is meant for them.

Let’s take a look at the five snubs from this year’s All-Star teams.

 

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  • Hayden Kane

    Rios is an interesting one to me…hadn’t even thought of him. I don’t think it was because Gordon plays for a contender necessarily. Rios has a higher average but their offensive numbers pretty much wash out because Gordon gets on base more (.771 OPS for Rios, .769 OPS for Gordon).

    More important is Gordon’s defense, I think, which should be part of the consideration. He is already almost a 4 win player this season, according to Baseball Reference (3.8 WAR) thanks in large part to his stellar glove. Rios, on the other hand, brings absolutely no value there and therefore is a 0.8 WAR player thus far in 2014.