Colorado Rockies: Predicting who will be All-Stars in 2020

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 07: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates his eighth inning two run home run against the New York Mets with teammate Raimel Tapia #15 at Citi Field on June 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 07: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates his eighth inning two run home run against the New York Mets with teammate Raimel Tapia #15 at Citi Field on June 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 05: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 05: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Long Shots

David Dahl

Obviously I was psyched for Dahl to be a 2019 All-Star, but I was skeptical he earned the spot over some other NL outfielders. The same will probably apply next season.

He will likely need more than a .308/.352/.530 slash line with 12 home runs in the first half of 2020 to book a ticket.

German Marquez

Let’s ignore this disastrous recent stretch for Marquez. When he is on, with command of his secondary pitches, he is almost impossible to crack.

Look at the last two months of 2018 – he posted a 2.24 ERA while striking out 110 batters and only walking 16 in 80.1 innings. Recapturing that form seems like a tall order right now, but no one can question the talent is there.

Daniel Murphy

Murphy just captured his first NL Player of the Week award in six years, and the Rockies are finally seeing the reliable bat they sought in acquiring Murphy. After a slow start and an injury marred his introduction to Colorado, Murphy’s slash line is .294/.346/.298 – a remarkable recovery.

Obviously, his defense is rough (-0.6 dWAR this season) and he has classic Coors home/road splits (.932 home OPS versus .749 on the road). But he certainly has name recognition on his side. If can start 2020 injury-free and raking, he could earn his first All-Star selection since 2017.

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