As we approach the MLB All-Star break in July, there seems to be a handful of new faces that will appear in this year's All-Star Game. Young players from around the league are beginning to take over MLB as this generation's new set of stars.
In the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, there will be three standout performances from players likely making their All-Star debuts.
Chris Davis has been a superstar for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season. He is batting .338, good for second in the American League. His 21 homers lead the AL and his 56 runs batted in are second best.
Davis currently leads the AL All-Star voting for first basemen (as of June 8). He should be the starter in the All-Star Game and should be able to dominate with his bat like he has all season long. His power will help make the AL lineup very dangerous this year.
For the Diamondbacks this season, no one has played as well as Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt is hitting .313 with 15 long balls. He leads the National League with 59 RBI and is also in the top five for home runs and slugging percentage.
Goldschmidt is currently second in NL All-Star Voting for first basemen (as of June 9), only behind Joey Votto. He may not get to start, but he will most likely make an appearance in the All-Star Game. Expect big things from Goldschmidt and his sweet swing as the NL will try to win its fourth straight All-Star Game.
All-Star voting does not apply to pitchers. It is the manager's choice to select the pitchers and to name the starter. Bruce Bochy, the manager of the Giants and the NL All-Stars this year, should take a good look at Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.
Harvey is 5-1 with a 2.01 ERA. He is second in the NL with 102 strikeouts and third in ERA. Harvey has been the ace in the Mets rotation this year, and some would argue he deserves to start the All-Star Game for the NL this season.
Harvey has been consistent all season and his stats will lead you to believe that he can also thrive as the NL starter. Even if he doesn't get the start, he will still take the mound in the All-Star Game and should continue to impress baseball fans with his strong arm and great pitches.