For a Major League player, getting a spot in the All-Star Game is all about talent, statistics, popularity, reputation, name recognition and the team you play on. And not necessarily in that order.

For the Rockies, who are on pace to lose more than 100 games for the second consecutive season, only the first two criteria mentioned above (talent and statistics) will come into play this season. To be fair, the Rockies will likely only have one required representative on July 15 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

ESPN senior baseball writer David Schoenfield predicts third baseman Ryan McMahon will be Colorado’s lone representative. Shortstop Ezequiel Tovar, the Rockies’ best and most consistent player, deserves no mention.

In other words, despite being the National League’s most consistent shortstop (three errors in 300 chances) and ranking third in total bases (138), Tovar is a victim of circumstance. He plays for the Rockies and is a baby-faced 22 year old, so he lacks popular pizzazz. But if you’ve seen him play, you know he’s worthy of All-Star Game consideration.

Voting is underway for the Midsummer Classic and we already know that no Rockies player will be voted in as a starter. But these five players deserved at least a long look:

• McMahon: He is already a Gold Glove finalist and has a chance to win his first trophy this season. He’s a streaky hitter — as evidenced by his recent 0-for-16 slump — but he broke out of his funk with his 11th homer of the season on Tuesday in Minnesota, followed by his team-leading 12th on Wednesday.

Entering the weekend, McMahon was near the top of the leaderboard among NL third basemen, ranking first in on-base percentage (.350), OPS (.812) and total bases (116 ). He was second in home runs (12) and average (.267) and third in RBIs (36).

Phillies slugger Alec Bohm will be the likely starter, but there’s a good chance McMahon will become an All-Star for the first time.

• Tovar: The time for the Colorado shortstop is coming, but Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts will be the starter. The charismatic, dynamic Betts is hitting .308 with 10 home runs, a .904 OPS and a 3.7 WAR. Moreover, he plays in Los Angeles.

Tovar was great though. Among NL shortstops, he ranks first in doubles (21) and total bases (138), ranks first in home runs (11) and ranks third in average (.293) . On the diamond he plays with courage, intelligence and flair. He may not make it to the All-Star Game this year, but he deserves it.

• Brenton Doyle: The midfielder won a Gold Glove last season as a rookie, the first NL rookie ever to do so. You’ve no doubt noticed that few players run on Doyle, and for good reason. He is averaging 97.4 mph on pitches from the outfield, the fastest in the majors.