Technically speaking, the All-Star break is not the halfway or midway point of the season. We’re around that point right now with most teams having played between 78-82 games.
With All-Star voting in its final week, I’m sure there will be a major social media push by a few teams to get their guys some more votes. I suppose that’s one of the evils of how the voting is conducted these days.
The Call to the Pen staff held its own ASG vote and here’s how the voting was conducted.
Staff members of Call to the Pen were provided ballots, all of which of the “write-in” variety. Writers could vote for any player at any position and not bound by the official ASG ballot as provided by MLB. Each writer could vote for only one player per position with outfield being the exception where three players were permitted. The final results were simply based on the player(s) that received the most votes.
A total of 12 ballots were cast. And while it didn’t happen in either the National or American League, had a tie existed, the tie would have been broken by you, the readers, in the form of a poll. There were a couple of close ones though.
The results from the staff vote will be an actual ballot to be cast on MLB.com.
And now that we have that out of the way, here’s a look at Call to the Pen’s National League All-Star team.
All stats used are as of the end of games played on Friday, June 27th.