The Houston Astros are well represented in this years 2019 MLB All-Star Game starting lineup with three players in the mix. Starting third base is Alex Bregman and in the outfield, Michael Brantley and George Springer make up two-thirds of it.

Here's how the starters shook out:

American League

C Gary Sanchez Yankees
1B Carlos Santana Indians
2B DJ LeMahieu Yankees
SS Jorge Polanco Twins
3B Alex Bregman Astros
OF Mike Trout Angels
OF George Springer Astros
OF Michael Brantley Astros
DH Hunter Pence Rangers

National League:

C Willson Contreras Cubs
1B Freddie Freeman Braves
2B Ketel Marte Diamondbacks
SS Javier Baez Cubs
3B Nolan Arenado Rockies
OF Christian Yelich Brewers
OF Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves
OF Cody Bellinger Dodgers

First and foremost congratulations to the Astros and everyone who made the teams but there are a couple of head-scratchers and starters that I don't believe to be starting.

Astro fans don't @ me on this one but Geroge Springer doesn't deserve to be starting, if you want to have him as a reserve after missing 30 games this season I'm cool with it. I would have rather seen a guy like Domingo Santana of the Seattle Mariners starting in the outfield, a guy who is having one of the best first halves of his career.

Also in the American League, I had a problem with Jorge Polanco winning the starting shortstop position. Polanco is having a nice year but the Red Sox Xander Bogarts is having a much better season and thought he was more deserving.

As far as the National League go the only place I saw they got it wrong was at first base with Freddie Freeman getting the nod to start. Don't get me wrong he's having a really good year but Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates is having a better season than Freeman.

 

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