LA Angels infielder Brandon Drury was an all-star snub
I get that he's hurt right now and wouldn't play in the game, but that doesn't mean you don't deserve a spot. Plenty of injured players make the team including Mike Trout in previous years and Aaron Judge this season. Brandon Drury deserved his spot.
The Angels infielder is slashing .277/.322/.500 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI. He has a 122 WRC+ and has been worth 1.7 fWAR. Definitely not bad.
Whit Merrifield of the Blue Jays made it with a .700 OPS and a 98 WRC+. He's hit just two home runs and has been worth 1.2 fWAR. Merrifield is a solid player, but what has he done better than Drury? He has a higher average and more stolen bases, I guess that's enough?
Toronto not only has Merrifield on the roster, but they've got three other reserves. If you want to bring team record into the equation, the Blue Jays are a total of 0.5 games ahead of the Angels in the standings right now.
Drury ranks second behind Marcus Semien in virtually every statistical category for AL second baseman. Semien is starting, deservingly so. Why is Drury not on the bench?
I and every other baseball fan believed Wander Franco deserved a spot. If you had to give it to an actual second baseman, give it to Drury over Merrifield. With Drury being unable to go you can give it to Merrifield or whoever else you want.