Is it ever too early to start talking about the All-Star game? Yeah, probably. The April All-Star team would probably include such non-stars as Gerardo Parra and Jose Altuve. By July, the cream will rise. All-Star selections separate the elite from the roster fillers. A three-month hot streak changes guys like Mark Loretta and Cesar Izturis into "former All-Stars Mark Loretta and Cesar Izturis."
Life changing indeed.
Last year, the Giants had five guys selected to the All-Star team. This was probably due as much to Bruce Bochy collecting some World Series spoils as anything else.
Let's take a look at which Giants have a good shot at making it this season—but don't even ask me about Zito. I believe in jinxes.