Five Colorado Rockies that could be first-time All-Stars in 2021

Jul 5, 2020; Denver, Colorado, United States; Colorado Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon (24) during workouts at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 5, 2020; Denver, Colorado, United States; Colorado Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon (24) during workouts at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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German Marquez of the Colorado Rockies
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 26: Starting pitcher German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies are entering a territory where the tides are turning on who their All-Stars are. Despite how poorly the team could play, the Rockies will always have at least one All-Star player.

Case in point is in 2019. Despite being under .500 entering the All-Star break (44-45 record), the Rockies had four All-Stars (Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, and David Dahl). However, half of those are no longer Rockies and Story could be on his way out of Denver soon. Blackmon also isn’t getting any younger, as he will be 35 in July, meaning he is the Rockies second-oldest player.

So, in 2021, we could see some new representatives for the Rockies at the All-Star Game in Atlanta.

Here are the five that could be the first-time All-Stars in 2021.

German Marquez

Despite having an ERA of 3.75 and 3.77 in two of the last three seasons, the Rockies ace has not been an All-Star. However, without the All-Star Game being played in 2020, Marquez not making an All-Star Game is more understandable.

2020 was his best season by ERA, FIP, starts, innings, and batters faced (of course, the latter three are compared to all other pitchers and not his career totals).

If he pitches like that in the first half of the season, he could find himself on the All-Star team.

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