A pair of SF Giants homegrown stars make the All-Star team for the 1st time

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MLB announced its All-Star pitchers and reserves on Sunday evening. The announcement confirmed that the SF Giants would be sending a pair of homegrown stars to the game, including Logan Webb and Heliot Ramos.

A pair of SF Giants homegrown stars make the All-Star team for the 1st time

The Giants were shut out of the All-Star starters over the long weekend. However, having two homegrown players make the team is a nice piece of redemption. The Giants were guaranteed at least one representative, but having two speaks to the seasons both Webb and Ramos have had.

It will mark the first All-Star appearance for both players. It is hard to believe that the Giants ace has been overlooked in each of the past two seasons despite being one of the best pitchers in the NL.

In fairness, Webb was a candidate to make the team last year as an injury replacement, but he pitched in the final game before the All-Star break, thereby making him ineligible.

Webb has been a workhouse since becoming a mainstay in the rotation in 2021. Since the start of 2022, the veteran pitcher has made 84 starts, which is second only to Miles Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals. His 527.2 innings during that span leads baseball, whereas his 3.09 ERA is 10th among qualified starters. He has given the Giants both quality and quantity.

The 2024 season has been more of the same for Webb. He has tallied a 3.09 ERA, 2.72 FIP, 1.21 WHIP, 7.8 K/9, and a 3.81 SO/W ratio in 19 starts. He leads the NL with 119.1 innings pitched.

On the other hand, Heliot Ramos' inclusion in the All-Star game is one of the more pleasant surprises from the Giants in the first half of the season.

The 24-year-old outfielder did not make the club out of camp. In fact, he was one of the first outfielders optioned back to Triple-A. However, he went on a tear in Sacramento and forced the Giants' hand even if injuries created a need on the major league roster.

The right-handed bat is slashing .300/.372/.522 (153 wRC+) with 12 home runs, 40 RBI, and 26 runs in 234 plate appearances. This includes a 10.3 percent walk rate, 26.9 percent strikeout rate, and a .222 ISO. Despite missing the first month of the season, Ramos is tied with Matt Chapman for the team lead in home runs.

He has easily been the Giants" best hitter over the past couple of months, but he has also been one of the top hitters in baseball over that span. Ramos becomes the first Giants homegrown outfielder to reach the All-Star game with the club since Chili Davis in 1986. It has been a long time since then.

We at Around the Foghorn would like to wish both Webb and Ramos for the tremendous accomplishment of making the NL All-Star team.