Don't look now, but the All Star Game is just around the corner. The rosters are all but done. There is only one more type of voting that can be done, which is known as the final vote. For the American League, pitcher Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros deserves to be considered.
Judging off of his numbers he should be strongly considered. This season, Keuchel is 8-5 in 16 starts with a 3.06 ERA. In 108.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 84 with a 1.18 WHIP. One thing to take into consideration is that he is a "groundball pitcher" whoe sinker is key in getting batters out. If his command is on target, the other team could be in for a long night.
Based on his record of 8-5, that might not look that good but take into consideration the Astros offense. Pitchers tend to lose quality starts in which they pitched an outstanding games when the offense can't back the pitcher up all the time.
In the All Star Game they use a variety of pitchers. It won't hurt for Keuchel to get in one inning or so of work. Just making the roster is an achievement. All Keuchel can hope for is votes from the fans! Voting ends at 4pm ET on Thursday, July 10.
To vote, you can go to this link: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2014/fv/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG14_final-vote_header-promo