The Twitter poll was, to be kind, polarizing.
Plenty of people were offended that such a question would be even asked.
The hype machine for Devers has been up and down, to be kind. But where the 22-year-old has landed should change the conversation.
This guy has become really, really good. All-Star-level good.
If Devers continues down this road there is a very good chance he finds himself celebrating the All-Star break in Cleveland. The likelihood is that Houston's Alex Bregman is going to get the starting nod, but after that the Red Sox' third baseman is certainly firmly entrenched in the mix. His .321 batting average is a separator, with chief competitors Matt Chapman (.262) and Yoan Moncada (.279) lagging behind. Devers' .877 OPS is also slightly better than that duo, as well.
The Yankees' Gio Urshela is making a push (.348 batting average, .889 OPS) but has about 100 fewer plate appearances than Devers. The Sox' youngster has some catching up to do when it comes to home run (6) but considering he is coming off a series that included three homers in four games there is a thought we might be on the verge of a significant power surge.
"It's not my goal. I just want to play my best baseball and God-willing stay healthy," he said of the idea of becoming an All-Star. "That's my only goal, to be consistent on an everyday basis."
All-Star nod or no, it is becoming clearer that Devers' all-around game is emerging into something we hadn't seen on a consistent basis.
Time after time at Rogers Centre he made the play at third base. Easy. Moderately challenging. Downright difficult. There wasn't the kind of hiccup we had seen so many times. We have now gone since May 2 since there was an error charged to Devers. Considering how the season started that's saying something.
"It's an area that I've been working on," he said. "I have to be a complete player."
Devers has another opportunity to go against the best in this series against the Astros the next three days, with Bregman replacing Guerrero Jr. as the Sox' slugger's third base counterpart. But as we were reminded with those games in Toronto it's now at least a discussion worth having.