Fantasy Baseball: Top Five AL All-Star Snubs
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Jul 8, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) fields a ball against the Miami Marlins during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Xander Bogaerts, Boston
One would think a .312 batting average in June and then a .433 average with a 1.002 OPS in July would be strong enough to land a shortstop on the All-Star team, but that isn’t the case. From a fantasy perspective, Bogaerts is the best shortstop in the league, yet he won’t be in Cincinnati next week.
The Red Sox middle infielder is slashing .304/.340/.416 with 25 extra-base hits, 41 RBI and 38 runs in 323 at-bats this season.
Among AL shortstops, he is ranked in the top three in every one of those categories.