3 Phillies players who will end up being All-Star snubs this year

With the Phillies having so many All-Star-worthy candidates this year, some players are bound to come up short.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola will likely be an All-Star Game snub
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola will likely be an All-Star Game snub / Alysa Rubin/Clarkson Creative/GettyImages
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Trea Turner, SS

Not much needs to be said for Phillies’ star shortstop Trea Turner. After all, the perennial All-Star candidate has averaged close to 20 home runs, 80 RBI and 30+ stolen bases per season since he rose to prominence during his time with the Washington Nationals.

Having made the Midsummer Classic in two of the past three years, he appeared to be well on his way toward another appearance this season before injuring his left hamstring on a bold scoring play against the San Francisco Giants in early May.

Prior to the injury, Turner was heating up. He had hit safely in 19 of 21 games while batting at a .378 clip along with a stellar .944 OPS. He was also on pace to steal approximately 50 bases this season, a mark that would have established a new career-high for Turner.

The good news is that Turner has recently returned to the field. Unfortunately, after being sidelined for six weeks, his extended absence could be enough to take him out of the running for a spot in this year’s All-Star Game. But you never know; if he picks up where he left off he could force himself back into the conversation.