Jul 4, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielderMookie Betts
(50) stands on second after hitting an rbi double during the sixth inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
The MLB All-Star Game rosters will not be officially selected until tonight. Lots of talent to choose from this season, as there seems to be so many highlight-reel moments from every position on the field, every day. One would argue that there is one name in particular that makes headlines in every form of media almost every single night. That name comes from the Boston Red Sox, playing in center field and having an incredible roller-coaster ride in 2015. A few ups and downs, but always electrifying as he moves. That name is Mookie Betts.
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He may not have the numbers to start the game, but he should at least make the American League’s bench. The Red Sox find themselves in the A.L. East division basement, clawing their way back to having a legitimate shot at the race. Betts has been instrumental in Boston’s survival, playing more like he’s king of the mountain than wallowing in the hole.
With that in mind, we count down the top five reasons why Mookie Betts should be an All-Star candidate:
** All statistics come from MLB.com