Don't listen to Jonah Hill. There's a lot more to baseball than just numbers.
It's the things that can't easily be calculated (things like heart, leadership and influence) that make us connect with our favorite players. Even if you hit more home runs than anyone ever did in a single season, it doesn't mean a whole lot to your legacy if nobody liked you in the first place. (Just ask that one guy.) It's the intangibles (and a decent amount of endorsement deals) that help get players voted onto the All-Star teams.
That fact should be apparent when you look at the AL lineup—which includes at least a few sentimental favorites over players who have produced at a higher level. If you were going purely by fantasy stats, the starting lineup would look at least a little different.