There will be at least two Astros at the 2015 All-Star game, one player and manager A.J. Hinch. Royals manager Ned Yost has named his coaching including Hinch and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon.
Congrats to #Astros manager A.J. Hinch, named to the 2015 #ASG coaching staff. #HTownPride pic.twitter.com/3rW6yZ2pos— #VoteAstros (@astros) June 4, 2015
Each year the returning managers from the 2014 World Series select two managers to represent the league. On the opposite side, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has selected Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and Reds manager Bryan Price for the National League team.
This is Hinch is first year with the Astros, and taking over for manager Bo Porter. Hinch has lead Houston to an AL-best 34-21 record thus far in 2015. It is the best record in franchise history through 55 games. Houston as been in first place in the American League West division since April 19.
Hinch is the third manager in team history to be selected for the All-Star game. Jimy Williams (2004) and Phil Garner (2006) represented the team previously with the National League.
Hinch's laid back attitude seems to have clicked with this group of young players with big personalities, and this selection is a reflection on him and the team.