Ranking potential 2022 All-Stars representing the Texas Rangers

Seth Carlson
Jun 5, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 7, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (28) celebrates his solo home run in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (28) celebrates his solo home run in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports /

Ranking potential Texas Rangers 2022 All-Stars

In the mix: Jonah Heim, Nathaniel Lowe, Joe Barlow, Brock Burke, Adolis Garcia

Of this group, Heim would be the most likely All-Star given his .792 OPS and seven home runs, both of which rank among the league leaders at the catcher position.

The only catcher with more long balls in the AL is Toronto’s Danny Jansen and he’s also the only catcher in the AL who’s been flat-out better overall than Heim this season. With enough fan voting, I could see Heim making the All-Star team as a reserve.

As for the others, Lowe is having a solid year, but solid isn’t usually enough to win the day with fan voting. Barlow and Burke are pitchers and therefore aren’t selected by fans, but have both been reliable enough to merit consideration for the AL roster for their performances out of the bullpen.

Garcia was a 2021 All-Star, but has not been as good in 2022, making it unlikely he gains a second-consecutive appearance, though it’s of course possible.

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