5 worthy San Francisco Giants who won’t make the 2015 All-Star team

By Kit Duggan
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May 25, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) throws out Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Elian Herrera (not pictured) in the ninth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Panik

Panik is currently hitting over .300 in the two spot, which is more than most clubs could ask for out of a 24-year old. His striking resemblance to Buster Posey isn’t just physical; Panik’s calm approach at the plate is also beyond his years. Like Posey, he’s rarely fooled into chasing pitches out of the strike zone.

Miami’s Dee Gordon is currently tearing it up during his first year with the Marlins. Unless he literally slows down his pace, Gordon should be the run away All-Star selection at second-base this season. Though once considered little more than a speedy pinch-runner, he’s developing into a star player who dominates the game in almost every phase.

Panik hits well for average and has over 20 RBIs to his name, but isn’t yet a game changer like Gordon. But if he continues to develop like we all expect, Panik could easily become a perennial All-Star in the National League for years to come. He’ll just have to hope that Dee Gordon blows out a tire sooner or later.

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