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Potential MLB All-Star Game Snub: Chicago Cubs Ian Happ

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With the first votes being made public for the MLB All-Star Game, the Chicago Cubs Ian Happ is a notable omission from the voting leaderboards. So far this season, the Cubs Ian Happ has been one of the few pleasant surprises for Chicago. Despite being one of the statistically best left fielders in the National League, the Chicago Cubs outfielder could be one of the biggest snubs at this year’s MLB All-Star Game.

National League Outfield Leaders

This year, the top-6 vote getters in the outfield will advance to a final vote to determine the starters. So far, Mookie Betts and Ronald Acuna Jr., lead all National League outfielders, both with well over a million votes. Joining them in the top-6 are Joc Pederson, Starling Marte, Juan Soto and Adam Duvall. Meanwhile, the Cubs Ian Happ is all the way back in 17th, having garnered just 150,000 votes, half the amount of 6th place Duvall.

While the MLB All-Star game is a chance for fans to get to choose who they want to see play, Ian Happ is having an amazing year and is very deserving to play in the mid-summer classic. Despite the teams struggles, the Chicago Cubs left fielder is currently in second place amongst NL outfielders in on-base percentage while just one spot lower in on-base plus slugging.

While there is still plenty of time to vote, Ian Happ, a potentially popular trade target, deserves some extra attention this season. Based on his numbers so far, he should potentially be a starter and at least deserves to make the final round of voting.

Let us know in the comments who you think should be an All-Star this year!

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