3 Phillies players who could be first-time All-Stars in 2024

The Phillies have a cast of emerging and veteran stars, but who will earn their first All-Star appearance in 2024?

Philadelphia Phillies starter Ranger Suárez could be a first-time-All-Star in 2024
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3 Phillies players who could be first-time All-Stars in 2024: Bryson Stott

The fan-favorite Bryson Stott has the best chance of any player on the Phillies in 2024 to make the first All-Star game of their career.

At an already weak position at second base, Stott has quickly risen to the top of the heap in the National League. In Bleacher Report's recent rankings of the position, the Las Vegas native took home the 10th spot, ranked as the sixth-best second baseman in the NL. Stott moves into the top five because the No. 1 second baseman, Mookie Betts, will be primarily playing shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the foreseeable future.

In 2023, fans pushed hard to include the second-year player in All-Star festivities as he finished the first half hitting .301 with a .760 OPS and 16 stolen bases. Stott's calling card, however, is his elite defense. He ended last season with the second most outs above average for qualified players at the position (16), only two behind the American League Gold Glove winner Andrés Giménez.

The 26-year-old has been one of the most composed and pure hitters on the Phillies since his call-up in 2022. His long at-bats and knack for contact point toward a future at the top of the lineup, whether it's hitting leadoff or second.

To get his first All-Star nod, Stott will need to be a top-three second baseman in the NL. His projections for this season are not kind, putting him at an average between .258 and .265, depending on the model. With that being said, he is still projected to have around a 2.5 fWAR, which is a very respectable number coming from the second base position.

If Stott can continue to find grass and get on base, it's likely that he will find his way to Texas as a Phillies representative this summer.