The 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game  will played on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 5pm pst on FOX.

 The game will played in Anaheim, CA, the home of the Los Angeles Angels.  It’s the first All-Star game played in Anaheim since 1989, where the amazing Bo Jackson lead off the bottom of the 1st inning with a towering Home run.  Wade Boggs then followed with a HR, as it was the most amazing start to an all-hyped collection of All-Star studs.

This year, the rosters have been expanded to 34 with the fans picking the final spot after the rosters are announced on TBS  July 4, 2010.

So in great fun, I’ve decided to try and predict who the MLB All-Stars will be.  Now every team must have at least one representative.  Some don’t like the rule because it leaves off some deserving players.  True but the whole league is represented, as should each team.

Now fan voting makes up the starting hitter line-ups.  There is no DH in the N.L. so I will predicted who will get that honor.  Then the reserves are compiled by manager and player voting.  It’s a little different as in the old days, the managers made every reserve pick.  This is a better way because back in the day, Joe Torre of the Yankees flooded the roster with Bronx bombers.

Now there are 5 major injuries to potential starters and reserves OF Jason Hayward of the Braves, 2B Chase Utley and 3B Placido Polanco  of the Phillies and 2B Dustin Pedroia and C Victor Martinez of the Red Sox.  So I’m leaving them off for my predictions.  Hayward and  Utley would have started for the N.L. and potentially Polanco.

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROSTER PREDICTION

C   YADIER MOLINA   CARDINALS

1B   ALBERT PUJOLS   CARDINALS

2B   MARTIN PRADO   BRAVES   *REPLACES CHASE UTLEY PHI INJURED*

SS   HANLEY RAMIREZ   MARLINS

3B   DAVID WRIGHT   METS *SHOULD WIN FAN VOTING, PLACIDO POLANCO INJURED*

LF   RYAN BRAUN   BREWERS

CF   ANDRE EITHER   DODGERS

RF   COREY HART   BREWERS  *WILL REPLACE JASON HAYWARD ATL INJURED*

DH   RYAN HOWARD  PHILLIES *PREDICT HE WILL BE NAMES STARTER, NO FAN VOTING FOR DH IN NL

SP   UMBALDO JIMENEZ   ROCKIES  *WILL START GAME AT PITCHER

N.L. RESERVES

C  BRIAN MCCANN   BRAVES

1B   JOEY VOTTO   REDS

2B   DAN UGGLA   MARLINS

SS   JOSE REYES   METS

3B   RYAN ZIMMERMAN   NATIONALS

OF  ANDREW MCCUTCHEN   PIRATES

OF   ADAM DUNN   NATIONALS

OF   COLBY RASMUS  CARDINALS

3B   SCOTT ROLEN  REDS

1B   ADRIAN GONZALEZ   PADRES

OF   CHRIS YOUNG   DIAMONDBACKS

SP   ADAM WAINWRIGHT   CARDINALS

SP   MATT LATOS   PADRES

SP   MIKE PELFRY   METS

SP   JOSH JOHNSON   MARLINS

SP   YOVANI GALLARDO   BREWERS

SP   ROY HALLADAY   PHILLIES

SP   MATT CAIN   GIANTS

RP   MATT LINDSTROM  ASTROS

RP   BRIAN WILSON   GIANTS

RP   FRANCISCO CORDERO   REDS

RP   HEATH BELL  PADRES

RP   CARLOS MARMOL   CUBS

RP  JON BROXTON  DODGERS

  

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROSTER PREDICTION

C   JOE MAUER   TWINS

1B   JUSTIN MORNEAU   TWINS

2B   ROBINSON CANO   YANKEES

SS   DEREK JETER   YANKEES

3B  EVAN LONGORIA   RAYS

LF   JOSH HAMILTON  RANGERS

CF   CARL CRAWFORD   RAYS

RF   ICHIRO SUZUKI   MARINERS

DH   VLADIMIR GUERRERO   RANGERS

SP   DAVID  PRICE   RAYS

AMERICAN LEAGUE RESERVES

C   MIKE NAPOLI   ANGELS

1B   MIQUEL CABRERA   TIGERS

2B   TY WIGGINGTON   ORIOLES

SS   ALEX GONZALEX   BLUEJAYS

3B   ALEX RODRIGUEZ   YANKEES

OF   TORI HUNTER  ANGELS

OF   SIN SOO CHOO   INDIANS

OF   BRENDAN BOESCH   TIGERS

1B   PAUL KONERKO   WHITESOX

OF   VERNON WELLS   BLUEJAYS

IF   KEVIN YOUKLIS   REDSOX

SP   PHIL HUGHES   YANKEES

SP   ANDY PETTITE   YANKEES

SP   CC SABATHIA   YANKEES

SP   CLAY BUCKHOLTZ   REDSOX

SP   FELIX HERNANDEZ   MARINERS

SP   JERED WEAVER   ANGELS

SP   CLIFF LEE   MARINERS

RP   ANDREW BAILEY   A’S

RP   MARIANO RIVERA   YANKEES

RP   JOSE VALVERDE   TIGERS

RP   NEFTALI FELIZ   RANGERS

RP   JOAKIM SORIA   ROYALS

RP   RAFAEL SORIANO   RAYS

 

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