With the MLB All Star game just a couple of days away I’m sharing who I think should be this years AL & NL All Stars.

I’ll be taking one at each position, with no particular distinction between left, right, and centerfield. Just three outfielders.

The bench will consist of one C, two infielders, and two outfielders. No DH.

I’ll take five starters, then seven relief pitchers (closers will be included).

For those of you counting at home, my All Star teams will only be 25 players deep, like a real team. Not this nonsense that happens in the real game. There’s also none of that every team gets at least one player shit.

First the AL squad;

Starters
C – Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
1B – David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
2B – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
3B – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
SS – Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
OF – Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
OF – Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels

Bench
C – A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago White Sox
3B – Adrien Beltre, Texas Rangers
1B – Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers
OF – Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox
OF – Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees

Starting Pitchers
Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
David Price – Tampa Bay Rays
Yu Darvish – Texas Rangers

Relief Pitchers
Vinnie Pestano, Cleveland Indians
Scott Downs, Los Angeles Angels
Pedro Strop, Baltimore Orioles
Rafael Soriano, New York Yankees
Fernando Rodney, Tampa Bay Rays
Ernesto Frieri, Los Angeles Angels
Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers

Now for the NL squad;

Starters
C – Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
1B – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
2B – Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks
3B – David Wright, New York Mets
SS – Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals
OF – Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
OF – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
OF – Melky Cabrera, San Francisco Giants

Bench
C – Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
3B – David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals
SS – Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs
OF – Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals
OF – Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

Starting Pitchers
R.A. Dickey, New York Mets
Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals
Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
James McDonald, Pittsburgh Pirates

Relief Pitchers
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals
Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates
Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants
Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds
Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals

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