After a dominating three-hit shutout by the American League in Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game, the wait for the second half is upon us.
When games resume on Friday only one team in baseball that will have a division lead greater than 2.5 games, and that is the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. Perennial stars are starting to show signs of life and pitchers are hitting their groove which should make for an exciting final few months.
Players such as Davis and Miguel Cabrera are expected to continue their hot starts, but there are a few players who appear poised to make big second half strides despite average first halves.
In no particular order I plan to highlight a few of baseball's big names that I feel are knocking down the door of big production after the All-Star Break.
I'm sure there will be much disagreement with a few of these but here goes my take.