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

CGary SanchezYankees
1BCarlos SantanaIndians
2BDJ LeMahieuYankees
SSJorge PolancoTwins
3BAlex BregmanAstros
OFMike TroutAngels
OFGeorge SpringerAstros
OFMichael BrantleyAstros
DHHunter PenceRangers

National League:

CWillson ContrerasCubs
1BFreddie FreemanBraves
2BKetel MarteDiamondbacks
SSJavier BaezCubs
3BNolan ArenadoRockies
OFChristian YelichBrewers
OFRonald Acuna Jr.Braves
OFCody BellingerDodgers

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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