The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is fast approaching and right now it would appear Jose Ramirez is the only Cleveland Indians position player likely to take part.
When it comes to pitchers, which is done without the traditional fan vote, the Indians should have several make the game.
But the fact Ramirez is the only one from the lineup likely to go does not mean the Indians are without plenty of exciting talent on the team.
MLB.com recently ran a list of future All-Stars on each team.
Surprisingly, Amed Rosario was selected for the Indians.
That is quite the honor considering he didn’t even open the season as the starting shortstop.
The list got us thinking so we have identified three other young Indians players who should make an All-Star Game at some point in the future.
3. Franmil Reyes
Franmil Reyes would have had a great shot to make it this year if not for his current injury.
He would also have been a fun player to see take part in the Home Run Derby.
Reyes has played in 40 games so far this year, and has 11 home runs and nine doubles.
The slugger has proven he is a legitimate sidekick on offense to Ramirez.
Now he just needs to come back healthy after he suffered his injury on one of his powerful swings.
2. Josh Naylor
This selection may surprise some fans who are not yet high on Josh Naylor‘s stock.
Fans just have to remember he is only turning 24 years old this week.
Cleveland wins it 2-1. Hentges throws 5 scoreless. Karinchak gets the save in the 9th. Harold Ramirez hits a HR, Josh Naylor drives in the go-ahead run.
— Ryan Lewis (@ByRyanLewis) June 20, 2021
We are talking about a very young player who is getting to develop in front of our eyes.
Naylor has never played more than 94 games in a season and has also never posted a WAR above 0.0.
Barring a disaster, both of those facts will change following the 2021 season.
He gives it everything he has on defense and also comes up with big hits from time to time.
His success in last year’s short playoff series against the New York Yankees showed us flashes of the player he can become.
1. Bobby Bradley
The hype around Bobby Bradley is real as he continues to show off his power now that he is officially up with the club following the DFA of Jake Bauers.
Jake Bauers in CLE: 113 plate appearances, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .557 OPS
Bobby Bradley in CLE: 27 plate appearances, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 1.361 OPS
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 16, 2021
Bradley has four home runs in about two weeks of play and is another player who could be a future fixture in the Home Run Derby.
The slugger is still only 25 years old and has, so far, not dealt with wild strikeout problems that have plagued him in the past.
He will easily be up for All-Star Game consideration on a yearly basis if he can routinely hit 30-35 home runs and be an everyday starter in Cleveland.
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