Guardians will be well-represented at 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland Guardians v Detroit Tigers - Game One
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The MLB All-Star Game is almost upon us, and with the Cleveland Guardians currently having the best record in the American League, it is no surprise to see plenty of representation for the class of the AL Central.

For the first time in nearly a quarter century, Cleveland will have two starters in the Mid-Summer Classic. Jose Ramirez and Steven Kwan will start at third base and left field, respectively. These two have been key cogs for the Guardians in the season's first half, and both should be mentioned in AL MVP conversations when they come up later this season. Ramirez and Kwan are clearly difference makers, and these are the types of players that are rewarded with being named a starter in the All-Star Game.

Another All-Star selection for Cleveland's closer

To the surprise of no one, Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase will be making a trip down to Texas for the All-Star festivities. This is the third All-Star selection for Clase in his career.

This was hardly a tough decision for anyone involved, considering Clase leads the American League in saves (27), and his 38 games finished are the most in baseball. At this rate, there is a very good chance he will lead both leagues in each category when the season comes to an end.

Two first-time All-Stars

Two members of the Cleveland Guardians will be making their All-Star Game debut in Texas, one of which being the previously snubbed Josh Naylor. While an argument can be made that he should have been named a starter, this is a more than acceptable consolation prize for someone who is well on their way to being a household name if he isn't already.

In what is perhaps one of the most unlikely All-Stars in recent memory, Cleveland's do-everything-man David Fry has been selected to the American League roster. Fry has filled plenty of roles this season for the Guardians and has provided first-year manager Stephen Vogt with plenty of flexibility this season, making his job substantially easier.

While Fry's bat has cooled as of late, he still is sporting a .308/.412/.508 slash line with 14 doubles, eight home runs, and 33 RBI in 66 games this season. Perhaps a nice little break and reset can get Fry back on track for the post-All-Star Break push.