Aybar is in the midst of one of his finest big league seasons, entering Thursday hitting .283/.318/.417 -- good for an OPS+ of 108 -- and contributing 3.0 WAR to the 53-37 Angels. He is one of two shortstops in baseball -- the other being National League starter Troy Tulowitzki -- to amass 45 runs scored and 45 RBI. The 30-year-old Dominican is a first-time All-Star and the first Halos shortstop to earn a selection since Gary DiSarcina in 1995.
Gordon earned his second career All-Star selection after hitting .268/.348/.425 through 88 games. He has been dealing with a sore right wrist, though the Royals have yet to place him on the disabled list.