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.
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.
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.