The All-Star Game will be upon us in less than a month. The greatest players from the American and National League (including representatives of the Colorado Rockies) will descend upon Miami for a star-studded game that is rightly called “The Midsummer Classic.”
While there is little we know for sure about this year’s All-Star game, we do know this … Colorado will be represented. As of this writing, Charlie Blackmon had the second-highest number of votes for an outfielder and looked like he would nail down one of the starting spots. Nolan Arenado trails Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs in the race to start at third base, but it’s widely expected that Arenado will earn his third consecutive trip to the All-Star Game.
We also know a couple of other things about this year’s All-Star Game. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement assures us that the winner of this year’s game will not automatically get home-field advantage for the World Series. Additionally, the All-Star Game roster sizes have shrunk from 34 to 32 players under the new CBA.
That’s a very important notation and one that could affect a trio of Rockies who are deserving of All-Star bids but may be squeezed out in the numbers game.
Let’s take a look at three Colorado players not named Arenado or Blackmon who should be playing in Miami on July 11.