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Why These Cleveland Guardians Deserve Your All-Star Vote

It’s that time of the year again when fans can vote on who they think should be an All-Star for the 2024 MLB season. Typically, fans of all 30 MLB franchises vote for every player they can from their favorite team in hopes of having the most representation during the All-Star Weekend. Even I am guilty of this. However, in this article, I will make the case for a few Guardians players who might not be on your radar but deserve the title of “All-Star.” Note that this article focuses on fringe players or potential first-time All-Stars, so while players like José Ramírez and Emmanuel Clase absolutely deserve spots in the game, they will not be mentioned here.


David Fry has been the breakout star for the Guardians this season and is available to be voted as a DH for the MLB All-Star game. Fry is averaging an impressive .336 in terms of batting average. A rotational catcher last season, Fry has become a critical piece in the Guardians’ success this season, playing virtually everywhere on the field as a utility player. His versatility and consistent performance at the plate make him a deserving candidate for the All-Star title.


Steven Kwan is a two-time Gold Glover but has yet to make an All-Star game in his young MLB career. As the often leadoff batter for the Cleveland Guardians, Kwan has become an offensive force, currently batting a staggering .365. His outstanding fielding, as suggested by his previous Gold Gloves, further underscores his value. Despite missing significant time with a hamstring injury, Kwan returned to his stellar form both at bat and in the field. This seems to be the year for Kwan to finally notch his first All-Star game appearance, a title he has much deserved for his performance in his young career.


Andrés Giménez has been an All-Star before but did not make the game last year despite being awarded a Platinum Glove for his efforts in the 2023 season. This year, Giménez has continued to play at a Platinum Glove level and is batting a solid .269. As a top-tier infielder, Giménez’s consistent excellence on both offense and defense warrants his inclusion as an All-Star this year.


Josh Naylor deserved to be an All-Star last year; let’s make this happen this year. Often the clean-up batter, Naylor is just emerging from a slump, but that doesn’t overshadow his status as an All-Star caliber player. Naylor is an offensive weapon, hitting 16 home runs already this year despite a lower batting average. As we move closer to the MLB All-Star game, I expect his average to rise back to his typical .250-.260 range. Given his power and potential, Naylor deserves your vote.

While the chances of all these players making the All-Star game might be slim, they each have shown they deserve the title of All-Star. If the season continues on its current trajectory, these players will continue to prove their worthiness and I hope that at least a few new Guardians players in the game this year.


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