Building All-Star Teams out of Every MLB Division

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Building All-Star Teams out of Every MLB Division
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With Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado soaking up all of the votes at third base in the American League for the MLB All-Star Game, there's simply no room for guys like Josh Donaldson and Kyle Seager to receive the respect that they deserve.

Unless...

What if Major League Baseball named All-Division teams the way that college sports have All-Conference teams?

It would give the talking heads even more things to argue about while also offering some recognition of excellence for the Michael Cuddyers of the world who might not otherwise receive it from the All-Star-voting public. It's a win-win proposition.

If we were to build an All-Star team out of each division today, what follows is a rough estimate of what they would look like.

 

*All statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs.com and ESPN.com and are accurate through the start of play on Sunday, June 23.

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