Over at FanGraphs, Dave Cameron has made his selections for the National League All-Star team:
The All-Star game is just a few weeks away, and on Sunday, we’ll find out the results of the fan’s voting for the starters, as well as most of the reserves. In advance of the announcement, I’m going to give you my selections for how I would fill out both squads if MLB granted me totalitarian authority and let me fill all 32 spots. I’m sticking with the rules agreed to in the CBA, so I’m taking 20 position players and 12 pitchers, with each team sending at least one representative.
You should read the entire piece, but here’s the short version: Cameron thinks Joey Votto should be the starting DH in the All-Star Game. He also thinks Zack Cozart should make the team as a reserve shortstop.
Of course, Cozart may win the fan voting, but even if he doesn’t, Cameron thinks Cozart will make it due to the dearth of qualified middle infield candidates in the NL. He also says that Raisel Iglesias and Adam Duvall are close, but likely on the outside looking in.
Take it for what it’s worth…
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