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

By Kit Duggan
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May 22, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Pence

This “snub” should be obvious. Even though he’s a hugely popular player in the Bay Area, I was surprised to see that Pence was ranked sixth on the National League’s list of outfielders. He’s clearly been excellent since returning from injury, but Pence probably hasn’t played enough during the first half of the season to warrant an All-Star selection.

Right now, Justin Maxwell still has more RBIs (16) than Pence with the benefit of about fifty more plate appearances. Pence will surely surpass Maxwell in a few weeks, but does he really deserve more votes than Andrew McCutchen (32), Justin Upton (37) and Matt Kemp (26)?

On the bright side, Pence will only continue to get stronger as the summer progresses. While an All-Star selection would be nice, the Giants would rather have their emotional leader at full strength for the season’s second-half and beyond.

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