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Who should be an All-Star? You make the call
There are, by a rough estimate, approximately 1,200 baseball players in the major leagues. 68 will have the chance to play in the 2013 All-Star Game July 16 at Citi Field.
This means one thing: there will be snubs. There are a few players across Major League Baseball that have put up solid numbers this season yet still find themselves on the bubble for an All-Star Game berth.
We at Newsday want to know who you think deserves an All-Star roster spot. We've compiled 20 players from various MLB teams whose 2013 stats put them on the All-Star bubble. Your task: vote on whether guys such as Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Papelbon, Kyle Seager and Alex Gordon are All-Stars or all hype.
There are also a few local players that are on the cusp of an All-Star nod. Should Bobby Parnell or Daniel Murphy represent the Mets in their home ballpark? Should Derek Jeter, who has yet to appear in a game for the Yankees this season, make an appearance in this New York edition of the Midsummer Classic? Cast your vote here.
(Newsday's app users can access the voting gallery by tapping on the above link in the "More on Newsday" section of this post.)