The MLB released the ballots for the All-Star game in July in Miami. One name that was left off that left many Met fans shocked was outfielder Michael Conforto. Conforto has arguably been the best, and only good, player for the Mets so far this season. The 24 year-old is batting .257 with 7 home runs and 18 RBI.
Among National League outfielders with at least 70 at-bats, he is one of the top ranked players. His batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage are second only to Bryce Harper.
Fans will still be able to write in Conforto’s name on the ballot. However, it comes as a slap in the face that he was left off. He will also likely miss out on many potential votes because voters that do not get to watch the Mets that often will not see his stats compared to other players on the ballot.