These Chicago Cubs players could be headed to the All-Star Game

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Voting has officially begun for the 2021 All-Star Game in Colorado, marking a return to the festivities after the 2020 game was canceled. It’s that time of year again when we get to honor the best Chicago Cubs players so far and the team has given us a lot to celebrate as of late.

Since the start of May, the team has been white hot, going 19-8 last month and briefly putting themselves in the driver’s seat for the division. Even with their recent skid away from home, the team is in the thick of the division race and primed to be buyers rather than sellers at the deadline. While I also want to give a round of applause to the depth guys who’ve really stepped up in the face of injuries, let’s take a look at the Cubs’ likeliest guys to be honored in Colorado.

Chicago Cubs: The starting rotation hasn’t had much to celebrate

OK, the rotation doesn’t exactly have anyone to honor at the Midsummer Classic. Compared to the position players and the bullpen, the rotation has given Chicago next to nothing this season as nobody has an ERA under 4.00 and they simply aren’t providing the length required out of them. For what it’s worth, Adbert Alzolay does deserve credit for the strides he’s made so far this season.

Alzolay is looking more and more like the big league pitcher we always hoped, posting a 4.06 ERA with a solid 1.040 WHIP. Those numbers are a bit misleading as well as his most recent start was hampered by a blister on his finger, leading to some unusually poor control from him. He has the makings of a future All-Star, but it won’t be his turn this time around.