Major League Baseball has announced today that Astros starter Dallas Keuchel has been selected to the 2015 American League All-Star team.
Congrats to #Astros LHP @kidkeuchy, named to the AL All-Star Team! #ASG #GoBeardOrGoHome pic.twitter.com/azQOBdPRTb— Houston Astros (@astros) July 6, 2015
Keuchel has been the ace of the Astros staff during Houston's breakout season. Keuchel joins second baseman Jose Altuve and manager A.J. Hinch on the 2015 AL All-Star Team.
This is Keuchel's first All-Star selection, he currently has a 10-3 record with 2.03 ERA with three complete games in 17 starts this season. He leads all Major League pitchers in innings pitched, while ranking first in the American League in ERA, tied in wins, complete games and opponents’ batting average (.196).
Keuchel is in the top ten in xFIP (2.77) and WAR (2.9) per Fangraphs among all Major League pitchers.
No word yet on the starter for the American League, but Keuchel appears to be at the top of the conversation with the Ray's Chris Archer and White Sox's Chris Sale.
The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14.
Dallas Keuchel was elected on the player ballot (as opposed to a manager's selection)— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) July 6, 2015
Astros reliever Will Harris and Carlos Correa were not selected to the All-Star Game, Harris a 0.93 ERA in 38 2/3 innings this season.
Correa is arguably the most talented shortstop in the American League, he is batting .315 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 26 games. 26 games may have been too small a sample for the coaches to select him.