Do the Colorado Rockies deserve any players on the All-Star team? I believe the answer is yes. Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia have had breakthrough seasons and deserve to be on the roster. McMahon belongs not only on the roster but deserves to be named a starter and appear in the Home Run Derby. Tapia certainly deserves a spot as one of the many outfielders to get the call and could even have the outside chance of being named a designated hitter for the NL.
A final qualifier I will say is pitching. There is no voting for pitchers this year, so the representatives will be selected by coaches. Being able to pitch successfully at Coors gains a lot of respect within the baseball community and the Rockies have a history of pitchers making the All-Star roster, i.e. Brian Fuentes and Ubaldo Jimenez. With stellar starts to their seasons, this means that Austin Gomber and Mychal Givens may have a shot at making the roster.
So what does this all mean? Well, the Colorado Rockies may not be playing their best baseball this year and lack the name recognition to do well in the voting, but there are certainly positive pieces to the roster. I would go on a limb and say that the host Rockies deserve at least two All-Stars, Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia. Tapia may just ride the bench in a deep outfield class but McMahon has shown time and time again why he deserves to be the NL starter at second base.
Note: Data for this article was found using Baseball Reference and Wikipedia. All stats were entering play on Wednesday, June 23.