1. RHP Sandy Alcantara
If the Miami Marlins have one player in particular that you could consider a lock to make the All-Star team this season, it’s Alcantara.
Already a one-time All-Star having make an appearance in the mid-summer classic back in 2019, Alcantara is on track to have arguably the best season of his six-year career. Yes, the right-hander is potentially set to top his phenomenal 2021 campaign that included a 3.19 ERA with a 201:50 K:BB ratio.
Across his first 12 starts of the season, Alcantara has posted a combined 1.61 ERA with a 77:24 K:BB ratio, currently ranking second in all of baseball in ERA behind only San Diego’s Joe Musgrove (as of Monday, June 13). Ranking sixth in the National League in strikeouts as of that same date, Alcantara’s also leads the MLB in both innings pitched and complete games, while also the NL leader in batters faced and H/9.
Having shown no signs of slowing down either, it seems likely that Alcantara makes his second All-Star team later this season. Could he potentially end up starting that game as well?