Heliot Ramos and Logan Webb Named 2024 All-Stars for Giants

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The San Francisco Giants send two first-time all-stars to Arlington next week for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game, with starting pitcher Logan Webb and outfielder Heliot Ramos being named a reserve Sunday afternoon.

Heliot Ramos Joins NL All-Stars Representing Giants

Ramos was the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2017 and had struggled to stay in the majors since his debut in April 2022. Since being called up on May 8, Ramos has at times carried the San Francisco offense posting career numbers in every statistical category, including 12 home runs, 41 runs batted in (most in NL since called up), 63 hits, a .299 average, and .887 OPS in 54 games played. Out of team options, the Giants were in jeopardy of losing Ramos if designated for assignment once more. Since then he has been a sparkplug for a team that needed an offensive catalyst with a team battling major injuries and underperforming. Ramos has also since established himself as an everyday centerfielder, with Jung Hoo Lee out for the remainder of the year after being brought up as a corner outfielder.

Ramos (age 24-313 days) becomes the youngest Giants all-star since Joe Panik (age 24-259 days) in 2015.

Logan Webb Earns Spot on NL All-Star Roster for Giants

As for right-hander Logan Webb, it has felt like a long time coming. Webb first debuted in 2019 under Bruce Bochy. Bochy serves as the manager for the American League in the 2024 midsummer classic. He’s since established himself as the ace of San Francisco’s rotation. Webb dominated the second half of the 2021 season. The Giants ultimately won a franchise-record 107 games en route to their first NL West title since 2012. Then Webb dazzled in the playoffs against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series. Poised for a big 2022 season, Webb and the Giants regressed from the magical 2021 season. Webb earned one vote for the Cy Young Award in 2021 and was an instrumental piece for the Giants.

Snubbed in 2023

In 2023, many believed Webb was snubbed from a spot on the NL all-star roster. He wound up finishing second in NL Cy Young Award voting to future teammate Blake Snell.

This year he has had arguably the best first half of any year since reaching the big leagues. Webb currently sits in second in the majors in innings pitched (119.1) and is tied for first in hits allowed with 118. Webb is 7-6 with a 3.09 ERA, 103 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.22 in 19 games pitched this season. He’s easily been the most consistent pitcher in a Giants rotation decimated by injuries and unknowns for the better part of two seasons.

Giants Heading into All-Star Break

The Giants approach the all-star break very much still in the thick of the National League wild-card race. The mediocracy of much of the NL combined with the Giants’ better play as of late keep them in it. There is still a belief that the Giants could be buyers at the deadline and could look to bolster their lineup around Ramos. Left-hander Kyle Harrison returned to the squad during the series with the Cleveland Guardians this past weekend. More reinforcements for the rotation are expected to return in the coming weeks.

 

 

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Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman is a student journalist at Long Beach State, where he works for the campus newspaper, the Daily 49er. He was a finalist for "Best Sports Writing" at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards in June 2024. Matthew is a huge Bay Area sports fan with his favorite team being the San Francisco Giants, some of his favorite players growing up were Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey, and Pablo Sandoval.

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