Indians All-Star Party!

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by: Ryan Cameron @RyanCameron22

The Cleveland Indians are sending five players to the All-Star game in the nation's capital, which was tied for most in the American League along with the Astros and Red Sox.

Jose Ramirez will be starting for the AL for the second year in a row at the hot corner. This comes as no surprise, as he is once again having a career year. Ramirez already has 24 homers and 59 RBIs. He's not talked about enough around the league but maybe after starting in consecutive years, he will finally get the publicity he deserves.

Francisco Lindor will be making his third All-Star appearance as a reserve. If not for Manny Machado having a monster year, he would be starting. Lindor is hitting over .300 and has 23 home runs and 56 RBIs as a leadoff hitter. He definitely deserves to be in the All-Star game and probably as a starter.

Michael Brantley is also making his third All-Star appearance. Brantley is doing what he does hitting over .300 once again. He has 11 home runs and has 49 RBIs. Brantley is on pace for 22 home runs which would break his career mark of 20. He will be key if the Indians want to make another playoff run in my opinion.

Corey Kluber is, of course, an All-Star and has a decent chance of starting the game. He will be making his third appearance. Kluber has dominated the league and is 12-4 with a 2.49 ERA. Kluber's strikeouts are not where they typically are as he ranks sixth in the category of the eight starters selected. He will once again be at the top of the list as a Cy-Young candidate as he goes for his third.

Trevor Bauer will be making his first All-Star game. This was a little bit of a surprise for me but I do think he deserves the trip. He has a 2.45 ERA and 156 strikeouts already this year. He also leads the majors in FanGraphs WAR. Let's just hope Bauer turns off his Twitter for the All-Star game.....Oh, who am I kidding, tweet away! Your an All-Star now!

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