4 Players Likely to Make Their First MLB All-Star Game in 2019

By Ian McCafferty
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The 2019 MLB All-Star Game is still two months away, but that hasn't stopped an impressive crop of young players for making their case to be selected to their first-ever Midsummer Classic.

Plenty of players have gotten off to a hot start to the 2019 MLB Season, but these four have looked like the best of the best through the first month of the year, putting them in line to make their first All-Star Game appearance in Cleveland this July.

1. Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox

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Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson finally looks like the top prospect he was expected to be. Hitting .328 with six home runs and 20 RBI, along with an MLB-leading 12 stolen bases, Anderson is showing off all of the tools that made him a first-round pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He was also the AL Player of the Month for April. If he keeps up this pace, expect him to represent the the White Sox at the All-Star Game.

2. Chris Paddack, SP, San Diego Padres

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Chris Paddack not only looks like an All-Star, but he should be in the conversation for the NL Cy Young Award. Paddack has been unreal in his first MLB season, pitching to a 1.55 ERA in 40.2 IP. He leads the NL in ERA and WHIP (0.69) and is averaging 10.9 K/9. Paddack is quite possibly the best young pitcher in the league and Major League Baseball loves to show off their bright young stars during the Midsummer Classic.

3. Paul DeJong, SS, St. Louis Cardinals

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Paul DeJong has been crushing it this year and that's saying something for a player who was second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2017. He's batting .329 with seven home runs and 17 RBI and is tied for the NL lead in doubles with 14. DeJong is on pace to obliterate all of his previous career highs and should be rewarded with an All-Star game appearance come July.

4. Adalberto Mondesi, SS, Kansas City Royals

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The Royals might be one of the worst teams in baseball, but someone will have to represent them in the All-Star Game. And Adalberto Mondesi looks like he could be that guy. With an impressive six triples, which is tied for the AL lead, as well as 10 stolen bases and 33 RBI, he's in line to represent the Royals in the 2019 All-Star Game.

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