The MLB announced their All-Star pitchers and reserves on Sunday. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and shortstop Brandon Crawford both made the team. With those two being selected, that gives the Giants three All-Star players this year. Catcher Buster Posey was voted in by the fans.
Gausman is from Denver, where the All-Star Game will be played; he was selected for the first time. Gausman is scheduled to pitch the Sunday before the All-Star Game and will be ineligible to pitch. So far this season, Gausman is 8-2 with a 1.68 ERA. The starting pitcher is one of the main reasons why the Giants are in the first place. Gausman has struck out 116 batters in a 101.2 inning pitched.
At the age of 34, Crawford has had an outstanding season for San Francisco. Crawford leads the Giants with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs. He is batting .264 and is playing Gold Glove-caliber defense. Crawford made several adjustments at the plate this season, and it has paid off big time. He is also one of the reasons San Francisco is playing fantasy baseball this season. The key for Crawford is if he can sustain his first-half success. This is Crawford’s third All-Star team.