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MLB's All-Overlooked Team: 10 Top Players Being Ignored in ASG Fan Vote
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Anthony Rizzo, you guys.

I'll let you in on a little secret: When it comes to the voting for the MLB All-Star Game, fans tend to vote for the most popular players rather than the best players.

Yeah, I know. Shocking. Tragic, even, as it means really good players are going to miss out on well-deserved recognition every summer.

It's happening again this year. You can look at the latest voting updates released this week and see the names of plenty of deserving All-Stars but not the names of all deserving All-Stars.

There are cases where a certain player deserves to rank higher in the voting at a given position, but even worse are the cases where guys worthy of All-Star votes aren't among the leaders at all.

That list includes 10 guys I'd like to tell you about, ranked according to who deserves missing votes the most.

 

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted/linked and current as of the start of play on Wednesday, June 18.

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