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…

3 Responses

  1. cfd3000

    Votto deserves the nod but probably gets crowded out by some also well qualified candidates. Goldschmidt and Zimmerman have been legitimately excellent too, and Rizzo gets all the Cubs votes. But I like this idea of Votto as a DH. Is that even a thing with the game in Miami? Or do they now use a DH regardless of location? But Cozart deserves the start for many reasons, not least of which is that a media shy, introspective future hall of famer donned a donkey suit to promote Zack’s candidacy, and I’m sure Votto would gladly stay home if it meant Cozart making the all star team. There are still many things to love about the Reds and for me this year it starts with Zack and Joey and a donkey. Sadly, I predict Zack and his donkey will be the only Reds representatives in Miami this year.

    • cfd3000

      Oh and by the way, at least for today Votto leads the NL in OPS.

      • Gonzo Reds

        And in about a week or so Zack and his donkey will move onto another city where they don’t allow donkeys…