The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is less than two weeks away now, and fans of the Baltimore Orioles are eager to see who will be chosen to honor the club in the Midsummer Classic.
Last year, the Orioles were fortunate enough to have five players (Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, J.J. Hardy and Chris Tillman) selected to play in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field. This year's contest, though, will undoubtedly feature fewer Orioles than its predecessor.
It's an obvious statement at this point in the season to mention that the Birds have been underachieving immensely given their core players and sheer offensive production from last year. Still, no one could have predicted that Davis, Hardy and Machado would have combined for only 22 home runs through half a season's worth of games.
Adam Jones is the only 2013 All-Star to live up to the label so far, and because of that, he has a great chance to be selected for this year's All-Star Game and could possibly even find himself in the starting lineup.
Let's take a look at Jones and the Orioles' other candidates for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and rank them based on their chances of being selected to participate.