2014 MLB All-Star Game: 5 Biggest Head-Scratching AL Roster Snubs

2014 MLB All-Star Game: 5 Biggest AL Snubs

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Every year MLB All-Star rosters are selected and every year people complain about their favorite player or players who weren't selected. The 2014 class is no different as there have been some major snubs to the rosters which were released on Sunday evening.

Let's take a look at the five biggest National League All-Star roster snubs.

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

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Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

Corey Kluber
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Although Justin Masterson might be the ace of the Cleveland Indians' roster on paper, Corey Kluber has stepped up his game to fill that role on the field this season. However, he failed to make the final cuts for American League pitchers.

2014 Stats: 8-6, 2.86 ERA, 137 K, 1.18 WHIP

Alex Rios, Texas Rangers

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Alex Rios, Texas Rangers

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Alex Rios isn't exactly turning heads with his numbers, but he's one of the most consistent hitters in the league, therefore he should have earned himself an outfield roster spot.

2014 Stats: .304 AVG, 4 HR, 38 RBI, .333 OBP

Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

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Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

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Melky Cabrera has been a force to be reckoned with along with the rest of his Blue Jays' teammates this season. The slugger has recorded very solid numbers, but his two fiercely-slugging teammates outworked him for a roster spot -- despite solid stats.

2014 Stats: .299 AVG, 11 HR, 44 RBI, .344 OBP

Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler
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Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler
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Maybe one of the biggest head-scratching snubs of all, Ian Kinsler is having quite the year for his new team and he's a huge reason as to why the Tigers are one of baseball's top contenders. There's no way he's not a top-three second baseman in this league.

2014 Stats: .303 AVG, 11 HR, 45 RBI, .340 OBP

Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

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Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

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Pujols is a guy who could easily take home a comeback player of the year award if it weren't for his mediocre average. However, this is the kind of superstar that the Midsummer Classic needs in order to draw viewers.

2014 Stats: .268 AVG, 19 HR, 57 RBI, .321 OBP

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  • uaruby

    Where is Chris Sale on this list? More deserving than everyone listed.

  • Zach Johnson

    Kyle Seager getting snubbed from the snubbed list!

  • WTF, Dave!?!?

    Garrett Richards also has the stats to be there and how did you miss Erick Aybar? He’s been the best short stop in the AL offensively and arguably defensively as well. Leads all AL shortstops in RBI, slugging and WAR.

    • WTF, Dave!?!?

      hitters are batting .196 versus Richards. That’s best in the AL.

  • WTF, Dave!?!?

    Chris Sale and Garrett Richards should be All Stars over Kazmir and Buehrle. Farrell’s an idiot.