Matt Kemp- (7) The way he started, definitely, but he’s got injured and doesn’t even have enough games played to qualify, in my opinion. It’s a nice gesture, but he doesn’t play. So, I’m fine with him making it as long as someone plays for him.
Ryan Braun- (8) After the Fed-Ex incident, I don’t know what to think of him. I still think Kemp should’ve been the MVP last year, but Braun is still putting up numbers like he did last year without Prince and on a team that’s a lot worse. He should be here.
Jay Bruce- (6) He’s got decent numbers, he hits for power, but there’s other guys out there that I think should make it over him.
Carlos Gonzalez- (9) He’s playing on a bad team and doing everything he can to win games while Tulo is injured. He’s not starting because Colorado isn’t a contender. Numbers-wise, he probably should be starting, but at least they got him on the team. It would be a shame if he wasn’t.
Andrew McCutchen- (10) I know he’s playing in the ‘Burgh, but c’mon people!! He’s the best pure CF in the game, has five tools and is hitting .354 and he’s not starting?! The only thing that would be more of a crime of Cutch not starting would be that he’s not on the team.
Giancarlo Stanton- (7) He’s had a rollercoaster year so far, but he hits the ball harder than anyone else and when he’s locked in, might be the scariest and most deadly hitter in the game. He earned his spot on here.
Joe Maurer- (9) He’s making a good comeback. He’s got good numbers and he’s still doing it without much help in the Land of Lakes. Much respect to him…and his hair.
Matt Wieters- (6) Wieters is a good backstop and is going to have a good career. Pierz is having a better year and didn’t make it because he’s the type of player that you like to have on your team, but hate if he’s not…that’s why he’s not there.
Yadier Molina- (10) I don’t think there’s any other catcher that’s better all-around than #4. He hardly ever strikes out, hits the ball well for average, is getting better power numbers and no one, I mean NO ONE is better behind the plate.
Carlos Ruiz- (10) He should be starting. He’s hitting the fool out of the ball and he’s one of the best defensive backstops in the game…behind #4 for StL.
Adam Dunn- (8) I like seeing guys make it that don’t always make it, but truly deserve it. Dunn’s average has dropped as of late, but the guy is crushing the ball and has the second most walks of 1B in the Majors. That’s not like him. His plate appearances are usually a home run, double or strike out. He’s seeing the ball better and doing more with it. He deserves to be on the team.
Billy Butler- (7) So far, he is the lone Royal rep in KC this year. I think he’s deserved being put on the team…but I also think Broxton & Moustakas deserve it too.