4 Twins players who were inexcusably snubbed from MLB All-Star roster

Carlos Correa is the only Twins player heading to the All-Star Game, which makes this year's snubs sting even more.
Joe Ryan was among the Minnesota Twins players who got snubbed from being selected to this year's MLB All-Star game.
Joe Ryan was among the Minnesota Twins players who got snubbed from being selected to this year's MLB All-Star game. / Brandon Sloter/GettyImages
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The MLB All-Star rosters were officially revealed on Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately only one Minnesota Twins player will be making the trip.

Carlos Correa very deservingly was named to the third All-Star Game of his career, and his first since joining the Twins. He'll be the lone representative in Arlington, though, as no other player from Minnesota was honored.

A total of 13 players from the AL Central were named to the All-Star team this year, with Jose Ramirez and Steven Kwan being the only ones elected as starters. That means 10 other players were added as pitchers or reserves in addition to Correa, but none of his Twins teammates were deemed worthy enough of inclusion.

For a few guys, the snub is particularly frustrating and insulting.

4 Twins players who were snubbed from MLB All-Star roster

Griffin Jax, RP

Coming into the season the Twins bullpen was considered the strongest part of the roster. While that has signifcantly changed in the time since, one pitcher has stood above the rest. Griffin Jax isn't just the best pitcher in Minnesota's bullpen, he's one of the best relief pitchers in the entire league.

His 1.93 ERA ranks in the Top 10 for all of baseball, while he has a better FIP and strikeout-to-walk ratio than Emmanuel Clase.

That being said, Cleveland's closer is undeniably good, so if there's an argument to be made it's that Jax deserved to get in over someone like Clay Holmes.

So far this season Jax has posted a 0.94 WHIP, boasts a 1.2 WAR, and 1.10 Win Probability Added -- all of which rank higher than Holmes. He's also been the Twins most reliable reliever, building on a strong season last year to become the anchor of the bullpen. Arguments can be made for a handful of Twins players who were snubbed, but none feel as egregious as Jax being left off the roster.

Joe Ryan, SP

It's been a rough year for Twins starting pitching, which is pretty upsetting considering how big of a strength it was last year. The roles seem to be reversed as its the offense that is getting let down by pitching rather than the other way around, with Joe Ryan switching places with Pablo Lopez as the team's best starter.

Lopez has struggled all season to tap back into the Cy Young worthy magic he had last season. While he didn't finish as high as Sonny Gray, Lopez managed to snag some votes, but his game this year is a far cry from what we're used to.

Ryan, meanwhile, has slowly developed into an ace for Minnesota. He has a Top 15 ERA in the American League while his 0.97 WHIP is the same as Garrett Crochet, who will be starting the All-Star Game next week.

It's less about who Ryan should have bumped off the roster than it is about how little respect he got for the season he's having. He ranks right alongside Logan Gilbert, Tarik Skubal, and Seth Lugo in many pitching categories but seems to have been an afterthought when it came to honoring first half accomplishments.

If anything, it's a reminder of how great he's been, and how strong the Twins pitching staff will be once Lopez levels out in the second half.