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Jacob deGrom makes National League All-Star team, Jeurys Familia part of final vote

Both pitchers have been dominant this year.

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Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has been named to the National League All-Star team. In sixteen starts this year, deGrom has a 2.30 ERA and 2.76 FIP with very good strikeout and walk rates. Among qualified starting pitchers, his ERA ranks sixth in the National League.

Absent from the announced roster is Jeurys Familia, who has been dominant this year but will be on the All-Star Game's final vote ballot. Considering the variety of roster requirements that factor into the selection of an All-Star team, it's not shocking that Familia did not make the roster.

But that does not mean he isn't deserving of a spot. Familia's 1.16 ERA is the second-best mark in the National League among qualified relief pitchers. Only Trevor Rosenthal has been better in that regard. He'll be up against Johnny Cueto, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Martinez, and Troy Tulowitzki for that last spot, though it would not be much of a surprise for more than one of those players to make the roster if and when a player on the team has to miss the game.