While we are still roughly two months away from the 84th MLB All-Star Game, held this year at New York's Citi Field, it's never too early to start speculating about how each league's roster might look for the midsummer classic.
The first quarter of the the 2013 regular season has seen superb performances from a great number of players, ranging from former MVP and Cy Young Award winners to youngsters just beginning to scratch the surface of their potential.
There's no lack of available talent to fill each of the All-Star squads' 34 roster spots at this point. That plethora of deserving candidates makes selecting only 68 players a far more daunting task than you might think.
Lest we forget, every team in baseball must be represented by at least one player, and that rule plays a part in forcing some deserving candidates to wait on the sidelines—or to wait for an injury to befall someone already selected.
With that in mind, let's take a look at what the All-Star teams for each league look like after a quarter of the season has been played.
*Starters indicated in bold.