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Logan Morrison is one of the five players selected to be a part of the American League's final vote.
This is criminal as he should have been selected to be on the American League roster originally.
He is having a career year and is THE BEST FIRST BASEMAN IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE.
That is a fact; he is leading American League first basemen in fWAR (2.8), and it's not really even close. Justin Smoak (who was named an All-Star) is the closest to Morrison, but he's still a bit off a 2.1 fWAR.
Meanwhile in the offensive department, Morrison has the most HR (24), highest BB% (14.5%), ISO (.322), 3rd highest OBP (.366) and wRC+ (146), and 2nd highest SLG (.579).
Despite all this, Logan Morrison isn't starting the All-Star game as the aforementioned Justin Smoak was selected to be the starting first baseman for the American League while Yonder Alonso was chosen as the backup.
Logan Morrison deserves to start the All-Star Game, but since that can't happen now, let's send him down to Miami with Corey Dickerson to at least get the honor.