You’d figure a rebuilding team like the 2021 Texas Rangers would experience a dearth of talent on the big league roster, subjecting the league to hunt for the one player on this squad whose stats wouldn’t normally be up to snuff for the All-Star game, but yay, fair representation!
However, that’s not the case this season, as the Texas Rangers will be sending three (!) All-Stars to Denver, Colorado for the Midsummer Classic on July 13.
3 Texas Rangers will represent the team at the 2021 All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado
2021 will mark the second straight year in which the Texas Rangers will send three representatives to the All-Star Game. They did so in 2019, sending Hunter Pence, Mike Minor and Joey Gallo that year. The All-Star Game was cancelled in 2020.
It’s an incredible feat for the Rangers to have 3 All-Stars going to Denver this season considering the team’s dim outlook at the beginning of the season. It’s even more astonishing when you consider that Texas (last place) has more All-Star representatives than some first place teams across baseball such as the Mets (1) and Giants (2) and the same amount as others including the Astros (3), Brewers (3) and White Sox (3).
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For Adolis Garcia and Kyle Gibson, the 2021 All-Star Game will each be their first selections and both are equally deserving. Garcia’s bat has emerged out of nowhere to become a force in the middle of the Rangers’ lineup (20 homers) while also building up a Rookie of the Year case.
Gibson, 33, is having by far the best season of his career thus far, as he leads the AL in ERA (1.98) and is arguably in contention for the AL Cy Young Award if he keeps this up.
Joey Gallo is the most experience All-Star of the batch, but yet this is only his second selection to the game. He earned it after coming on strong during the last week of June and into early July to post some of his best overall stats during the season at the halfway point.
Overall, netting three All-Stars in 2021 is a massive win for a Texas Rangers club that doesn’t have much else going for them in the big leagues. It’s the positive sign every fan needs to keep being motivated to watch this team day in and day out.
That Gallo and Garcia were both developed in the Texas farm system is also a huge player development victory, which can only bode well for the talent expected to make its way down the pipeline very soon.
You can watch these 3 Rangers play in the 2021 All-Star Game in Colorado on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT on FOX!