4 Chicago Cubs deserving of a 2023 All Star spot in Seattle
By Jason Klaer
Nico Hoerner, Second Base
Although the Marlins' Luis Arraez has been on a tear behind the plate (.382 avg), Nico Hoerner has still been able to hold his own. Hoerner is fourth among N.L. second basemen with 29 runs scored. On the diamond, Hoerner has been efficient. In 171 total chances, Hoerner has committed just one error with a .949 fielding percentage.
The fifth-year veteran is third among N.L. second baseman with 103 assists. Hoerner can play both shortstop and second base, however, since Chicago's acquisition of Dansby Swanson, Hoerner has played primarily at second.
As mentioned above, it will be a competitive slot to fill for the starting spot with the likes of Ozzie Albies and Arraez. On the other hand, things can change. Players get injured and the fan vote sways in favor of more popular teams. Let's face it, the Cubs have a far superior fan base to Miami. Hoerner has the chance to sneak in as a reserve for a chance to play at T-Mobile Park in July.