As the MLB season enters mid-June and the build-up towards the MLB All-Star Game mounts, several deserving players will receive a spot on the roster for the Midsummer Classic. Several players will also end up in Washington DC based on their reputation and performance in prior seasons. Additionally, several players have played close to an All-Star level of performance or should play in this year's game, but will not. Next year, however, is a different story.
Thus, let's take a look at a few of those players who are close and will more than likely appear at the 2019 All-Star Game as representatives for the American League team.