The roster I am proposing for this article is not a prediction of what I think the final American League All-Star squad will look like. History has shown that fan voting and other hidden agendas tend to slightly skew the final roster from what it truly should resemble.
Instead, this will focus on who truly deserves to go to the 2012 MLB All-Star game as of right now. (Stats used are from May 14, 2012.)
Why right now?
We are almost halfway to the halfway point of the season, that's why.
All selection rules will apply (i.e., one player from every team, designated hitter rule, etc.).