Just one year removed from the Futures' Game, 2B Jose Altuve is the lone Astro to be named to the National League All-Star Team.
Whining about the All-Star Team isn't terribly productive, much less "cool," but Jed Lowrie's omission from the NL All-Star Team is a downright travesty. Rafael Furcal got the start, with Starlin Castro and Ian Desmond as the reserve shortstops. Let's take a look at this, shall we? (Stats valid before Sunday's games):
Lowrie: .259/.345/.482, .827 OPS, 14HR/33RBI, .362 wOBA, 2.6 WAR
Furcal: .281/.346/.376, .722 OPS; 5HR/31RBI, .321 wOBA, 1.5 WAR
Castro: .297/.318/.430, .748 OPS; 6HR/40RBI, .319 wOBA, 2.1 WAR
Desmond: .276/.308/.484, .792 OPS, 13H/43RBI, .338 wOBA, 2.6 WAR
Like I said, complaining that a 5th place team in the NL Central didn't get another player on the All-Star roster seems silly, but Lowrie deserves a spot.