Cleveland Indians DH, Franmil Reyes
Despite being on the Injured List, Franmil Reyes is still on the ballot for the Cleveland Indians as the team’s designated hitter in the voting process. Even with the injury, Reyes is still statistically one of the best players on Cleveland’s roster and there’s still a chance he ends up on the All-Star roster as well.
At the time of his injury, Reyes had already logged 11 home runs and 29 RBI along with nine doubles and two triples. Even though he’s missed a good chunk of time now, Reyes is still only two home runs and two RBI shy of Ramirez’s stat line.
In regards to the other designated hitters on the ballot, there’s fewer than a handful that have more home runs than Reyes. Shohei Ohtani is the favorite with 15 home runs and 40 RBI while other names that have more home runs than Reyes include just Austin Meadows with 14 and J.D. Martinez with 12.
Players on the injured list in the past have made the All-Star Game, so it’s not impossible. Had Reyes not been injured, he could be right alongside Ohtani statistically. It’s a bit of a stretch, but a case for Reyes to make the All-Star Game is still possible.