The Pirates only got only player named to the 2017 All-Star Game which want a surprise. However, the Pirates lone representative was somewhat surprising.
For the second time in his career, Josh Harrison was named to the NL All-Star team. Back in 2014, Harrison was picked as a utility player.
This season in 79 games, Harrison is hitting .288 with 16 doubles, 9 home runs, 27 RBI and has been hit a major-league leading 18 times.
Harrison has been used all over the field by manager Clint Hurdle, getting 42 starts at 2nd base, 28 at 3rd base, 5 starts in left field and one on right field.
The omission of Rivero off the team is puzzling considering he’s probably the most dominant relief pitcher in baseball now.
In 44 innings pitched, Rivero has a 0.82 ERA striking out 49 hitters. In his last 10 games, the lefty has allowed only 3 hits.