5 way-too-early Phillies All-Star predictions

It's never too soon to start looking at who might represent the Phillies at the Midsummer Classic.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suárez is an early lock for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suárez is an early lock for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game / Jeff Dean/GettyImages
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We are just six weeks into the season and still over a month away from voting, but it’s hard not to look at the Philadelphia Phillies roster and start thinking about who will represent the team at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game this summer. The Phillies have had early-season success, and with that success come players who have put up big-time individual numbers.

Over the last 10-plus seasons, the Phillies haven’t had great representation at the Midsummer Classic. Last season, Nick Castellanos and Craig Kimbrel were the team's lone representatives. Needless to say, by the end of the season, not many Phillies fans thought highly of either player. Not to mention, in Bryce Harper's time with the Phillies, he has yet to actually play in the All-Star Game (he made it in 2022 but missed the game due to injury).

This year is a different story. Plenty of Phillies have a real shot at being selected to the All-Star Game — and many for the first time in their careers.

5 way-too-early Phillies All-Star predictions

We’ll start with a couple of honorable mentions who might be on the outside looking in.

Trea Turner came out of the gates firing on all cylinders. The 30-year-old shortstop picked up right where he left off last season and started the season slashing .343/.393/.460 with a .852 OPS and 10 stolen bases.

Unfortunately, Turner strained his hamstring speeding home from second base on a passed ball. He’ll miss six weeks, and with that goes any likelihood of him being an All-Star. He was surely trending in that direction, but hopefully, he will continue his torrid start when he rejoins the team.

Middle relief pitchers rarely get a significant look to be an All-Star, but Matt Strahm has forced the hand. The 32-year-old lefty is the do-it-all reliever for Rob Thomson and has delivered so far in 2024. He has a 1.26 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and a 40.7 strikeout rate over 14 1/3 innings with a 2-0 record. Though he may not be selected to be an All-Star, he needs to be mentioned as an integral part of the Phillies' early-season success.

With the honorable mentions out of the way, let’s get into the first way-too-early predictions of who will be representing the Phillies in Arlington on July 16 for the 2024 All-Star Game.