5 worthy San Francisco Giants who won’t make the 2015 All-Star team
May 20, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) during batting practice before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Pagan has been one of the most productive Giants thus far into the season, but I just don’t see an All-Star spot being available for him. He’s up against younger and more marketable competition, not to mention a couple of his own teammates.
They don’t give out team MVP awards for first half performances, but Pagan would certainly be in the running if they did. When baseball was a grind for the team early in May, he remained steadily productive despite being moved from his traditional lead-off role. Pagan has been a leader on the Giants since arriving in 2012, and his confident approach is a big reason why the team didn’t bottom out when the going got tough.
Unfortunately for Pagan, he’s never been an All-Star selection. While there’s little chance of him making a run up the standings this season, his presence on both offense and defense will continue to be invaluable for the Giants.
Take another look at this catch from last night and tell me this guy isn’t an All-Star caliber outfielder: