The last time that the Miami Marlins had more than one player in a single-year selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game was back in 2017 when outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna represented the club in the mid-summer classic.
However, that could potentially be set to change for the Marlins in 2022 as you could make a strong case for at-least three players to make the All-Star team this season. Who are those three, and how do they compare to some of the other top names in the National League at their position?
3 Miami Marlins who should make the 2022 All-Star Game
3. RHP Pablo Lopez
The Miami Marlins have quietly had two of the best starting pitchers in baseball this season at the top of their rotation, with it likely that at-least one of those two makes an All-Star appearance this season. Well, why not make the case for both?
Coming off a career-year last season, Lopez has had a phenomenal start to the 2022 campaign, sporting a 4-2 record with a 2.30 ERA across his first 12 starts of the year. As for where Lopez’s 2.30 ERA ranks among all starters, the right-hander currently sits third in the National League behind only San Diego’s Joe Musgrove and teammate Sandy Alcantara, as well as eighth in the MLB (both as of Monday, June 13).
Holding a 72:19 K:BB ratio as well, Lopez is on track to post career-high’s in nearly every statistical category across the board. In fact, there is a chance that the 26-year-old could potentially surpass his career-high total of 115 strikeouts from a year ago (20 starts) by the All-Star break.
Obviously the success will have to continue across the next month for Lopez to be in All-Star consideration. However, based on what we’ve seen so far this season, Lopez is putting himself on track to potentially make his first-career All-Star appearance next month.