With the MLB All-Star game approaching on July 11, we take a look at some worthy players that aren’t necessarily household names.
On July 11 we will have the chance to watch some of the game’s best players do battle in a one game exhibition. We will have the opportunity to vote for our favorite players in order to fill out the lineups for both the AL and NL squads, and that means plenty of big names.
No matter your criteria for voting we know that Mike Trout will be there, so too will Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw and the annual overrepresentation of Kansas City Royals players. However, these are all as close to a given as you can get in baseball and that makes it fairly boring.
So in a festival of stars, I present to you the 2017 All-Scrubs team. A team of players who have had All-Star worthy seasons so far. The rules for the construction of this team are fairly simple. We will select the player at each position who has had the best start to the 2017 season. However, this player cannot have made any prior All-Star appearances.
So, now that we have the ground rules – let’s get started.