The MLB All-Star ballots are live! This seems later than normal, but I think that is better as the players have had time to settle into their routines and fans can make informed decisions.
Unless, like me, you vote a straight-team ballot. That’s right, I voted all Reds in the National League, even though only one (Scooter Gennett) should be a starter, and maybe one or two (Eugenio Suarez and maybe Joey Votto) should be reserves. But I’m a Reds fan through-and-through, and they all get my support at All-Star time.
In the American League, however, I took a closer look at the stats. Here’s how my starting lineup looks in the AL:
Sure, Zack Cozart is a homer pick. I want him to get another donkey. And I avoided Yankees because they’re Yankees. Other than that, I think it’s a pretty solid lineup. Shoehei Ohtani needs to be used as both a DH and a pitcher somehow.
What do your ballots look like?