There’s a good chance the San Francisco Giants will only have one All-Star representative in 2019. With roughly one month in the books, here’s a quick look at the leading candidates and their odds.
Just four times in the past 25 years have the San Francisco Giants been limited to a single All-Star Game representative, and it’s happened just once in the past 11 seasons.
That came in 2017 when catcher Buster Posey was the only selection.
While it remains to be seen how many All-Star the team will have this year, given their sub-.500 record and lack of a clear statistical standout, there’s a good chance they will be flying solo in 2019.
So assuming the team does get just one representative, who will it be?
Ahead we’ve taken a shot at predicting just that.
What follows are the five most likely representatives, complete with odds on their selection. The should, obviously, add up to 100 percent, since someone has to represent the team.
However, you’ll notice the following odds add up to just 95 percent. That’s because we’ve left 5 percent open to cover “the field” which is anyone other than the five players highlighted here. Who knows? Maybe Chris Shaw gets called up and goes on a tear. Maybe Kevin Pillar starts hitting more consistently. Anything can happen, so we’re leaving 5 percent open to account for that.
Without further ado, here’s our best guess at who will be representing the Giants this summer in Washington D.C.