Giants’ Logan Webb, Heliot Ramos selected – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

SAN FRANCISCO — Logan Webb has been pitching like an MLB All-Star since 2021. Heliot Ramos has looked the same since returning to the big leagues in early May. On Sunday, both were named to the team for the first time.

Webb and Ramos will represent the Giants later this month in Arlington. Ramos is the first homegrown outfielder to make the Giants’ All-Star team since Chili Davis in 1986.

Webb was set to make his first All-Star team last year, but because he had to pitch on the last Sunday of the first half, he had to turn down an invitation when Major League Baseball came calling. This time, there was no question.

Webb leads the National League in innings pitched and is seventh with a 3.09 ERA. He is second to Atlanta’s Chris Sale in FangGaphs’ version of Wins Above Replacement and is fourth in FIP.

Last season’s MLB innings leader and Cy Young runner-up has been as reliable as any pitcher in baseball, having thrown at least six innings in his last 11 starts. He’s thrown at least seven in 11 of his 19 starts, and because the Giants drafted him to start Wednesday’s game at Oracle Park, he’ll be eligible to pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

While Webb has been waiting for this for some time, Ramos made the team after a two-month run in which he was one of the best outfielders in baseball.

The 24-year-old doesn’t even have enough plate appearances to qualify for the leaderboards, but among NL outfielders with at least 150 plate appearances he ranks first in slugging, third in OPS and wRC+ and seventh in fWAR. Ramos entered Selection Day with an even .300 average, an OPS of .894 and 12 homers.

Ramos, a 2017 first-round pick, struggled in split appearances the past two seasons and was sent to minor league camp in early March. But he’s been a season-saver since his return on May 8, ranking fourth in the NL in homers and tied for first in RBI since that date. Over the past two months, only Francisco Lindor and Bryce Harper have had more Wins Above Replacement in the NL than Ramos, who is tied for third with Shohei Ohtani.

The remarkable two-month stretch finally ended a nearly four-decade drought for the organization. Ramos is just the fourth Giants outfielder to make the All-Star team since Barry Bonds last took the field, following Hunter Pence, Joc Pederson and Melky Cabrera.

You have to go all the way back to 1971 to find the last time the Giants had an ace and an outfielder on the All-Star team in the same season. That summer, Juan Marichal was joined by Willie Mays, Bobby Bonds and Willie McCovey, who started the game at first base.

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