3 Twins players who deserve an All-Star vote

Some Twins have flown under-the-radar this season and have a strong argument to be an All-Star.
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Whether it's Kirby Puckett winning MVP in 1993, Torii Hunter robbing Barry Bonds of a home run in 2002, or Brian Dozier's home run in 2015, Minnesota Twins players have left their stamp on the All-Star Game.

MLB All-Star voting opened on June 5, and since that date fans have been able to vote for their favorite players up to five times every 24 hours. Phase One officially closes June 27, and fans will find out which players will be heading to Arlington, Texas, shortly after. Following that, Phase Two starts on June 30, this is when you can vote for the starters of the game.

As the Midsummer Classic edges ever closer, these three Twins players deserve your vote for the 2024 All-Star Game.

Carlos Correa

Correa is the most obvious choice, but he still deserves a mention. The Twins shortstop has been on an absolute tear of late.

In the last week, Correa is batting an incredible .500 with a home run, double and seven RBIs. This has helped raise his average to .298 on the season and improved his WAR to 2.2.

Outside of his bat, Correa is one of the most exciting shortstops in the field, constantly making Gold Glove plays.

Considering the impact Correa has had on the Twins season, he deserves a place in Arlington for the Midsummer Classic. 

Max Kepler  

A perfect example of flying under-the-radar, Kepler recently went 3-for-4 with a game-tying home run and a walk-off hit in extra-innings on Friday.

Kepler is hitting a respectable .263 with five home runs, 14 doubles and has been as clutch as they come this season, batting .302 with runners in scoring position. He was critical while Royce Lewis was injured, helping to provide the Twins with much-needed offense. In April and May, he hit an impressive .288 with 13 doubles and four home runs. 

On top of his offensive numbers, Kepler has been sound in the outfield and is yet to make an error this season. When considering Kepler’s offensive and defensive stats this season, it’s clear that he has been one of the Twins best players.

Given how valuable Kepler has been to the Twins this year, you can strongly argue that he deserves a vote for the All-Star Game.

Willi Castro

Castro is another Twins player who is having a quietly good season, although these next few weeks will be crucial to getting votes outside of Minnesota.

Castro is a manager's dream—consistent, available, versatile, and productive. The 27-year-old is batting .257, and 22 of his 61 hits have been extra-base hits. He offers excitement with 13 doubles, four triples, and five home runs so far in 2024. Castro has also been a super-utility man for the Twins, playing pretty much everywhere, left field, center field, second base, third base, and shortstop.

Due to how exciting and versatile Castro has been this season, he might be a fun player to see in the All-Star Game and is a dark horse candidate to represent the Twins.

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