Texas Rangers rookie righthander Yu Darvish is tied for the American League lead in wins (10) and is fourth in strikeouts (106), making him appear to be a lock to be named to the All-Star team.
But on Friday, Darvish told reporters that he doesn't think he should be going to Kansas City. (He may take issue with his 50 walks and his 3.57 ERA.)
"I think (All-Star talk is) more of a build up of who I am and where I came from," Darvish said, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Maybe the media created this, promoting me this much. Personally, do I feel like an All-Star? I don't think so. "I'm also hearing that I might start the All-Star Game, and that's totally out of context. Am I going to be an All-Star? I don't know. Do I think I'm worthy? Probably not. Plus, there are a lot of other players who deserve it, too."