Rick Porcello is 11-4 with a 3.12 ERA. He has pitched two consecutive complete-game shutouts. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)
Detroit -- Rick Porcello's All-Star case isn't exactly racking up the endorsements.
Five ESPN analysts and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal all picked their projected All-Stars on Thursday, and none of them selected the Tigers’ right-handed starter.
Interestingly, all six picked Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle, who has fewer wins than Porcello (11 to 10) and a worse WHIP (1.214 to 1.125).
Buehrle, meanwhile, has the better ERA (2.50 to 3.12), and the better FIP and WAR, for the advanced-metrics fans.
Max Scherzer got votes from two ESPN analysts, and Anibal Sanchez received one.
Here are the ESPN picks.
Here are Rosenthal's picks.
The AL and NL All-Star starters and reserves will be announced on ESPN on Sunday night, at 7, ahead of the Rays-Tigers game.
The All-Star Game is set for July 15, at Target Field in Minneapolis.