Because I’m fascinated with how three players were selected for each team in the 1964 Topps Giant-Sized All-Stars (aka “Giants”) set, I’m continuing to create my custom set for all of the postseason teams (and maybe one or two after that).
Like with the Red Sox last week, I see a clear-cut trio at the center of the Cleveland Indians…
Ramirez has been an All-Star two years in a row (and a starter in 2018), plus he was the AL Player of the Month this July and a Silver Slugger winner last year.
Just for being last year’s Cy Young Award winner, Kluber would be a shoe-in here. Being one of just two pitchers in the Majors to win 20 games this season just cements his status.
Is it too soon to call Lindor a “perennial All-Star”? He tied for the Major League lead in runs scored and was the May 2018 AL Player of the Month.
Other players considered: Mickey Brantley, Andrew Miller, Yonder Alonso, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger, Yan Gomes, Edwin Encarnacion