Jun 28, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) batting against Texas Rangers in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Blue Jays beat Rangers 3 – 2. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
All-Star voting officially closed at midnight Friday morning. Royals fans – you can finally stop creating e-mail addresses and get some rest.
As true with every season, there are worthy starters for each league that don’t get recognized because of the fan vote. Don’t get me wrong, democracy is a great thing, there just isn’t a scarier thing than an uninformed voter.
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Voters also use their biases while casting ballots, and to major league baseball, that’s ok. This leads to unworthy starters, but it does also make the All-Star vote unique. Just like the old argument used against instant reply, there is a “human element” to the voting rather than it being based on just statistics.
In fantasy baseball, however, statistics are the only thing that matters. Here are the fantasy baseball All-Stars in the American League: