Save the date. 2010 Major League Baseball All Star Game. Tuesday, July 13th at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. If you haven't already voted for your favorite baseball players, then go to MLB.com and fill out an online ballot to help select this season's All Star starters. Fans can vote up to 25 times per email address. Talk about stuffing ballot boxes. Baseball's selection system is geared for maximum fan participation. Critics call it a ballot stuffing popularity contest often relegating deserving players to bench duty while fan favorites receive the honor of being named an All Star starter.
All World All Sports has selected "deserving" All Star starters. AWAS has no bearing on voting procedures or All Star participants. Simply put, we're selecting the best players (or most deserving) on a position by position basis. First up, 2010 American Leaguers....
1B- Miguel Cabrera (Det) AL slugging, RBI and OPS leader.
2B- Robinson Cano (NYY) hands down best AL 2B.
3B- Evan Longoria (TB) Leads AL 3B in most offensive categories.
SS- Alex Gonzalez (TOR) HR, Slugging & OPS leader at SS.
OF- Josh Hamilton (TEX) leading OF in RBI (50) & OPS (.970).
OF- Magglio Ordonez (DET) 1st in OBA (.410), 2nd in BA (.333), 2nd OPS (.931).
OF- Torii Hunter (LAA) Mr consistency near top of AL OF leaderboard.
C- Joe Mauer (MIN) stats are off but he's still AL's best backstop.
DH- Vladmir Guerrero (TEX) .331, 15 HR, 56 RBI blows away DH competition.
SP- David Price (TB) 10-2, 2.31 AL ERA leader and 1st to win 10.
CL- Jose Valverde (DET) 15 Saves, 0.61 ERA, allowed only 10 hits & 2 ER in 29.1 IP.
Stay tuned for All World All Sports NL All Stars.