Colorado Rockies: A look at All-Star snubs throughout their history

DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Adam Ottavino #0 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the New York Mets in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on June 19, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Adam Ottavino #0 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the New York Mets in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on June 19, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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8 May 1994: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies stands in the batters box during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
8 May 1994: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies stands in the batters box during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport /

In 1994, the Rockies also only had one All Star in Dante Bichette. If you look at his numbers, his trip to Pittsburgh for the All-Star Game that year was well deserved. However, Andres Galarraga was one of a few snubs on the Rockies that year. He posted first half numbers that were very similar to that of Bichette.

Bichette’s 1st Half of 1994
Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip
1st Half 89 86 390 373 59 113 26 1 21 77 18 7 12 57 .303 .328 .547 .875 .310
Galarraga’s 1st Half of 1994
Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip
1st Half 89 89 389 361 69 114 20 0 25 73 8 1 16 87 .316 .352 .579 .931 .350

Another snub was center fielder Mike Kingery. Kingery did not play at all in 1993 but the Rockies signed him in 1994 and he played very well in the first half. In particular, his slash line was very good.

First or Second Half
Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip
1st Half 79 50 243 211 39 72 22 3 3 28 4 6 21 22 .341 .397 .517 .914 .361

However, as you can see by his games started, though, he only started 50 games. That is the primary reason why he was not an All-Star that season.

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