Pedro Alvarez's power could be a huge asset to the NL All-Star team. (Photo credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be a little busy when the All-Star Game rosters are unveiled at 6:30 p.m. on FOX. The Bucs face the Chicago Cubs at 4:05 Eastern at Wrigley Field and will be hoping to wrap up a road series victory while their All-Star fates are announced to the world.
There are six legitimate Pirates candidates vying for spots on the National League squad, as Tim detailed Friday:
Outfielder Andrew McCutchen (2nd in NL outfielder WAR, 4th in OBP)
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez (1st in NL third base homers, 2nd in slugging)
Catcher Russell Martin (3rd in NL catcher WAR, 4th in OPS)
Starting pitcher Jeff Locke (2nd in NL ERA)
Closer Jason Grilli (1st in NL reliever WAR a...
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