This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
Today, I begin a three-part series leading up to the All Star Game.
I'm sharing my All Star selections for the American League, the National League positions players and the pitching staffs for both clubs.
In each case, I will try to highlight the fantasy value of each of my personal selections.
Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments section below:
There are 32 rosters spots on an All Star team. Twenty are position players, 12 are pitchers.
I'm not automatically including a player from every team. I'm picking the team I think gives me the best chance to win the baseball game.
I am going to include the great Shohei Ohtani as a pitcher, so I can expand my position player roster. The American League should do the same thing. But they won't.
All statistics are as of the start of play Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Stats include batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage/on base plus slugging.
American League Position All Stars
Vladimir Guerrero: Blue Jays
.336/.438/.664/.1.102 with 22 homers and 56 RBI. He has 2 stolen bases
The massive weight loss has resulted in a massive season at the plate. The guy is having a Most Valuable Player year, and I think he can keep it up.
I think he will add great power to my lineup.
Jared Walsh: Angels
.279/.334/.547/.891 with 16 homers and 48 RBI. He has two stolen bases.
Walsh is having a great year and deserves a spot on