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- NL: Buster Posey
- AL: Johnathon Lucroy
*If it weren’t for Buster Posey being as hot as he has been, JT Realmuto would be getting my catcher vote.
*All the catchers in the AL are underperforming this season, just went with my favorite player.
- NL: Paul Goldschmidt
- AL: Jose Abreu
*If Freddie Freeman were healthy he would be my first basemen, I don’t believe in Ryan Zimmerman, plus Paul Goldschmidt has just as good of power numbers PLUS 12 SB.
- NL: Daniel Murphy
- AL: Jose Altuve
*Murphy leads the NL in average, home runs, and RBI. He is a no-brainer.
*You could make a case for Starlin Castro at 2nd, but I like Altuve more.
- NL: Jake Lamb
- AL: Miguel Sano
*Miguel Sano is hitting .290 with 11 HR and 37 RBI (Which is first overall for AL 3rd basemen)
*Jake Lamb’s 14 HR and 42 RBI is enough to get my vote.
- NL: Zack Cozart
- AL: Francisco Lindor
*I like Cozart, Owings, and Seager a bunch this season. All fairly closer in power numbers, but Cozart is hitting .355 this season.
- NL: Bryce Harper, Charlie Blackmon, Marcel Ozuna
- AL: Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts
*I could see making a case for Khris Davis with his 14 home runs this season, but I believe his low average hurts him
*I was between Ozuna and Stanton, basically the same power numbers but Ozuna is hitting 40 points better than Stanton.
- AL: Corey Dickerson
*Both Corey Dickerson and “Nelson Cruz have 12 HR, Cruz has 40 RBI and Dickerson only has 23. But Dickerson is hitting .330 with a .988 OPS.
I think my prediction is going to be the obvious choice. But, I can’t imagine any other pitchers besides Kershaw and Sale starting the all-star game. Unless some nonsense with start schedule doesn’t line up. It should be those two.
- Sale- 5-2, 73 IP, 2.34 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 101 K.
- Kershaw 7-2, 71.2 IP, 2.01 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 72 K.
*In the AL you could also consider Archer, Santana, Darvish, or Keuchel
*In the NL you could consider Scherzer, Greinke, or Leake
*Featured Image was taken from Clayton Kershaw Wikipedia, originally posted/taken by Arturo Pardavila on Flickr