OK, we've got the second best record in the AL and one of the top 5 records in the MLB. This would lead us to believe that we have more than the typical “obligatory” All Star candidate, but who should they be?
From a purely statistical standpoint, the only players we have in the top 5 of any statistical category are Pena with 9 HR, Sonnanstine with 6 wins and Crawford (3rd in runs, T-4th in hits, T-1st triples, T-5th SB).
Here’s the rub: Pena is hitting .215, Sonnanstine has an ERA north of 4.5 and with all those top 5 stats, CC is only hitting .282 with an OBP of .315. Is Navarro close enough in AB to be considered?
What do you think?