There are a lot of really good baseball players, and every year’s first round of All-Star announcements inevitably misses some deserving guy somewhere. In most cases, the biggest and most obvious snubs wind up at the event anyway, but that will never stop passionate fans, media and teammates from getting riled up over the initial selections.

The Rays’ Blake Snell is almost certainly going to wind up on the American League All-Star team. A 25-year-old lefty in the midst of a breakout season, Snell leads his circuit with a stellar 2.09 ERA but did not get elected by the player ballot that determines All-Star pitchers and reserves. And after Snell’s teammate Chris Archer called out his fellow players for a lack of due diligence in All-Star voting, Justin Verlander pointed out a very obvious flaw in the process.

Yeah, come to think of it, that does seem silly. They’re doing this on paper in 2018? At the least, it seems an unnecessary logistical headache for someone somewhere. The All-Star Game happens early enough in a season that a couple weeks of performance can have a huge impact on a guy’s numbers one way or the other. Snell, for example, is 4-0 with a 0.63 over his last four starts dating back to June 19. If players voted weeks ago, they did so before Snell ranked quite so high in any of the stats Archer listed.

Again, Snell will get there regardless. But there’s no sense not giving the players all the data points possible for making their decisions, since they’re the ones that have to wear it when they whiff on a guy.