The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is rapidly approaching, and fans have already filled out millions of ballots.
Ever since fan voting was readopted and implemented for good in Major League Baseball, an annual dilemma arises: Should fans vote for the best players, the most popular and exciting players or the players of their hometown team? When the MLB decided that the winner of the game would gain home-field advantage in the World Series, the dilemma was further complicated.
Regardless of the methodology that fans use in selecting their 17 All-Stars, snubs are a staple of every All-Star Game.
Voting is open until July 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If voting were to end now, truly deserving players would potentially not be starting or even be left off of the team entirely.
Here are the top five snubs of this year’s All-Star Game if voting ended today.
Statistics are accurate through June 10 and are obtained from MLB.com, ESPN.com and Baseball-Reference.com.