All Star rosters to be released June 30

JEDDDOGGYJEDDDOGGY Registered Users, Member 1,943 Posts
Which would be this coming Sunday. With the way they've been doing a weekend box, and then a new box on Mondays that is bonus for Mon/Tue/Wed, you'd have to think we get some sort of All-Star Box next Monday, yeah?

Here are the top vote getters as of Friday, June 21.

CATCHER
AL
Gary Sánchez (Yankees), 2,266,469
James McCann (White Sox), 1,085,254
Robinson Chirinos (Astros), 946,823

NL
Willson Contreras (Cubs), 2,384,622
Brian McCann (Braves), 1,762,917
Yasmani Grandal (Brewers), 1,193,352

FIRST BASE
AL
Luke Voit (Yankees), 1,205,706
Carlos Santana (Indians), 1,180,719
C.J. Cron (Twins), 1,045,120

NL
Freddie Freeman (Braves), 2,214,793
Josh Bell (Pirates), 1,831,933
Anthony Rizzo (Cubs), 1,545,682

SECOND BASE
AL
Tommy La Stella (Angels), 1,713,094
José Altuve (Astros), 1,629,148
DJ LeMahieu (Yankees), 1,312,490

NL
Ozzie Albies (Braves), 2,190,518
Mike Moustakas (Brewers), 1,758,636
Ketel Marte (D-backs), 1,102,419

SHORTSTOP
AL
Jorge Polanco (Twins), 1,450,913
Carlos Correa (Astros), 1,115,469
Gleyber Torres (Yankees), 976,163

NL
Javier Báez (Cubs), 2,598,426
Dansby Swanson (Braves), 1,719,262
Trevor Story (Rockies), 961,384

THIRD BASE
AL
Alex Bregman (Astros), 2,341,355
Gio Urshela (Yankees), 857,474
Hunter Dozier (Royals), 746,742

NL
Nolan Arenado (Rockies), 2,483,867
Kris Bryant (Cubs), 1,400,401
Josh Donaldson (Braves), 1,376,228

OUTFIELD
AL
Mike Trout (Angels), 3,370,499
George Springer (Astros), 2,565,706
Michael Brantley (Astros), 1,667,430
Austin Meadows (Rays), 1,344,031
Mookie Betts (Red Sox), 1,325,117
Eddie Rosario (Twins), 1,172,657
Aaron Judge (Yankees), 995,903
Josh Reddick (Astros), 928,606
Joey Gallo (Rangers), 904,563

NL
Cody Bellinger (Dodgers), 3,685,170
Christian Yelich (Brewers), 3,646,071
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves), 2,553,169
Nick Markakis (Braves), 1,425,889
Charlie Blackmon (Rockies), 1,242,552
Albert Almora Jr. (Cubs), 1,071,664
Jason Heyward (Cubs), 1,040,260
Kyle Schwarber (Cubs), 997,340
Joc Pederson (Dodgers), 961,515

DH
AL
J.D. Martinez (Red Sox), 1,564,520
Hunter Pence (Rangers), 1,054,282
Nelson Cruz (Twins), 974,788

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Comments

  • dustyhunksdustyhunks Registered Users, Member 1,522 Posts
    Meh. I haven't cared about the All-Star game since middle school. I feel like this is the most meaningless event in sports and doesn't really even give everyone a rest like it should. Should just be a designation at end of season voted on by peers. Can't leave it up to fans or writers to get this stuff right as it could matter down the road in arbitration hearings for some guys.
  • JEDDDOGGYJEDDDOGGY Registered Users, Member 1,943 Posts
    edited June 2019
    Yeah I don’t care too awful much for the game itself, but supposedly we should expect some sort of epic box. I’ve been saving all my gold and xp for it.
  • dustyhunksdustyhunks Registered Users, Member 1,522 Posts
    Pete Alonso and his 26 dingers not getting a mention? Must be that rookie snub business. Or more people than Chase Utley hate the Mets. Who knows.
  • Cooz19Cooz19 Experienced Member Registered Users 1,067 Posts
    Meh. I haven't cared about the All-Star game since middle school. I feel like this is the most meaningless event in sports and doesn't really even give everyone a rest like it should. Should just be a designation at end of season voted on by peers. Can't leave it up to fans or writers to get this stuff right as it could matter down the road in arbitration hearings for some guys.
    Peers who focus on their own games or have personal grudges and biases for and against other peers? 

    No matter how you slice it, it's a subjective vote by a flawed group. Writers who cover the league or fans who follow it have as reasonable a purpose in voting as anyone else does. Add in the massive marketing campaigns teams run for their own players as well as a runoff voting, it's hard to say anyone really gets screwed. Even then, you hear stories about teams honoring any bonus they might have received if they came close. 

    It's supposed to be a game for the fans anyway. Taking it more seriously than that is the issue, not the game itself. I think it's fun to see the players clowning around with each other, not having to compete seriously. 
    "Will you wear a MAGA hat while you suffocate on my pork sword?" - @retirepujols
  • dustyhunksdustyhunks Registered Users, Member 1,522 Posts
    Well, I would rather see this re-hashed.



    And for you WoH with Mantle & Mays keepers, Mickey likes going right-handed and Mays doesn't care facing lefty or righty, he can hit them both! From the horse's mouth...
  • fahhq2fahhq2 Registered Users, Member 850 Posts
    That show was theeee best! 👍🏼
  • JTANDMEJTANDME Registered Users, Member 546 Posts
    @dustyhunks
    I think the polar bear is more left off due to the position he plays. Who are you taking off at NL 1b to put him in the top 3? 
    Alonso:    WAR 3.5 HR 27 BA .276 RBI 61 OBP .366 SLG .642 OPS 1.008 OPS+ 166
    Bell:         WAR 2.7 HR 20 BA .315 RBI 66 OBP .386 SLG .640 OPS 1.026 OPS+ 165
    Freeman: WAR 3.1 HR 21 BA .316 RBI 61 OBP .404 SLG .605 OPS 1.009 OPS+ 155
    Rizzo:      WAR 2.1 HR 19 BA .276 RBI 54 OBP .387 SLG .541 OPS .928 OPS+ 137

    I am a Mets fan and as badly as I wanted Pete in the final three I don't feel he got snubbed.   
  • MetsicansMetsicans Registered Users, Member 899 Posts
    Meh. I haven't cared about the All-Star game since middle school. I feel like this is the most meaningless event in sports and doesn't really even give everyone a rest like it should. Should just be a designation at end of season voted on by peers. Can't leave it up to fans or writers to get this stuff right as it could matter down the road in arbitration hearings for some guys.

    I'm certainly not advocating for the All Star game, because I usually don't watch the whole thing either.  That said, the baseball All Star game is miles better than the NBA, NHL and especially the NFL versions of the same game.  Baseball has the benefit of not being a full contact sport (most of the time).  So the style played in the Midsummer Classic looks reasonably like real baseball, albeit with way more pitching changes and more mid-game batter substitutions.  In the other professional leagues, the utter lack of defense and the desire to avoid physical contact/injury absolutely ruins the quality of the game.
  • dustyhunksdustyhunks Registered Users, Member 1,522 Posts
    KSMETS said:
    @dustyhunks
    I think the polar bear is more left off due to the position he plays. Who are you taking off at NL 1b to put him in the top 3? 
    Alonso:    WAR 3.5 HR 27 BA .276 RBI 61 OBP .366 SLG .642 OPS 1.008 OPS+ 166
    Bell:         WAR 2.7 HR 20 BA .315 RBI 66 OBP .386 SLG .640 OPS 1.026 OPS+ 165
    Freeman: WAR 3.1 HR 21 BA .316 RBI 61 OBP .404 SLG .605 OPS 1.009 OPS+ 155
    Rizzo:      WAR 2.1 HR 19 BA .276 RBI 54 OBP .387 SLG .541 OPS .928 OPS+ 137

    I am a Mets fan and as badly as I wanted Pete in the final three I don't feel he got snubbed.   
    Am i reading this wrong or are his numbers better than everyone elses? Serious question, on da phone...
  • JTANDMEJTANDME Registered Users, Member 546 Posts
    @dustyhunks Here is how he ranks of the 4:
    WAR - 1
    HR - 1
    BA - T3
    RBI - T2
    OBP - 4
    SLG - 1
    OPS - 3
    OPS+ - 1
    So as always... depends what stat you value

  • jamikl42jamikl42 Registered Users, Member 12 Posts
    How long were the all star boxes out last year? I’m gonna be out of town without service all next week, but want to get some of these guys since they were so good last year
  • dustyhunksdustyhunks Registered Users, Member 1,522 Posts
    edited June 2019
    @KSMETS WAR and OPS or OPS+ is what I would gauge it on. Glad Bell is getting recognition but I think Alonso should be present too. 
  • UltimateWarriorUltimateWarrior Registered Users, Member 543 Posts
    I’m just waiting on the All Star boxes I’m hoping they are going to be good
  • marcoslomarcoslo Registered Users, Member 393 Posts
    How have last all star boxes been
  • UltimateWarriorUltimateWarrior Registered Users, Member 543 Posts
    @marcoslo made a post about all star boxes the other day if you type it in the search I posted some pictures from last years box 
  • HaraycarayHaraycaray Registered Users, Member 910 Posts
    A one time purchase of the All Star of your choice for 29.99 would be sweet. 
  • HaraycarayHaraycaray Registered Users, Member 910 Posts
    Last year they also did POTM boxes 2/20 with 50% odds but that seems to have gone away so I hope they offer 2/20 on all star boxes again 
  • MattattackMattattack New Member Registered Users 1,511 Posts
    These boxes were very fun last year.  However the game this year is looking completely different so it will be interesting to see how things compare.   
  • HaraycarayHaraycaray Registered Users, Member 910 Posts
    This time last year I think we had legend Jim Edmonds no?
  • HaraycarayHaraycaray Registered Users, Member 910 Posts
    And 400+ primes
  • navyjack77navyjack77 Registered Users, Member 1,190 Posts
    edited June 2019
    My first Prime player last year was a regular Prime Pujols at 408 and that was mid June if I’m not mistaken. I got him from a free Prime Draft Pick, so I’m sure they were already out by this time last year as well.
  • UltimateWarriorUltimateWarrior Registered Users, Member 543 Posts
    Also you have to remember we only had 1skill players and most primes had no skills
  • BigpredfanBigpredfan New Member Registered Users 2,972 Posts
    Something to think about. A lot of the players that were for sale as pop-ups (before the specials tab was created) were advertised as all-star candidates or something to that nature. It was built up to it last year, where I don’t believe I have seen any mention of it in the 2019 version yet
  • TruatoryTruatory Registered Users, Member 8 Posts
    Meh. I haven't cared about the All-Star game since middle school. I feel like this is the most meaningless event in sports and doesn't really even give everyone a rest like it should. Should just be a designation at end of season voted on by peers. Can't leave it up to fans or writers to get this stuff right as it could matter down the road in arbitration hearings for some guys.
    yeah the event is meh but i heard the boxes are killer, save your gold
  • KevoTheGiantKevoTheGiant Registered Users, Member 135 Posts
    Looking for a 2B and 3B to replace Chavis and Devers POTM. I do have hot hitter Dietrich but I’d like a 5th Albies to complete the set.
  • UltimateWarriorUltimateWarrior Registered Users, Member 543 Posts
    It’s crazy with all these multiple players I wish they would adopt the Madden method you can trade in players for a better player. @KevoTheGiant
  • KevoTheGiantKevoTheGiant Registered Users, Member 135 Posts
    It’s crazy with all these multiple players I wish they would adopt the Madden method you can trade in players for a better player. @KevoTheGiant
    Yes you used to be able to in 2016. 
  • BigpredfanBigpredfan New Member Registered Users 2,972 Posts
    edited June 2019
    It’s crazy with all these multiple players I wish they would adopt the Madden method you can trade in players for a better player. @KevoTheGiant
    Yes you used to be able to in 2016. 
    Wasn’t that just trading in players for draft picks in 2016?  I haven’t thought about that in forever 
  • Cooz19Cooz19 Experienced Member Registered Users 1,067 Posts
    @KevoTheGiant @UltimateWarrior certain players could be compiled to trade in for one set player or for picks. You could trade in players for other picks but they also had free agents you could sign. 
    "Will you wear a MAGA hat while you suffocate on my pork sword?" - @retirepujols
  • UltimateWarriorUltimateWarrior Registered Users, Member 543 Posts
    They definitely need to bring that back. I Do remember the free agents vaguely. That and you use to be able to buy bundles of players for a certain amount of gold like 3Braves for 3500 gold or something almond those lines @KevoTheGiant @Cooz19
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