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If All-Star Voting Went by WAR


Sorry for writing this here, I just have nowhere else to write it. I've seen a lot of people complain about All-Start voting this year (and every year) and they're mostly correct in their complaints. It is, and always will be a popularity contest. This is fine, it's an exhibition game. The only issue I have is that some people speak of all-star appearances in HOF consideration using the argument that if they "weren't the best at their position year-in and year-out, then they aren't hall-of-famers."

Anyways. If starters were captured by WAR for the season, the teams would look like this:

AL NL
Name War Name War
C AJ Pierzynski 1.7 AJ Ellis 2.7
1B Paul Konerko 2.5 Joey Votto 3.3
2B Robinson Cano 2.3 Dan Uggla 1.9
SS Elvis Andrus 2.5 Jed Lowrie 2.3
3B Mike Moustakas 2.6 David Wright 3.3
OF Josh Hamilton 3.4 Michael Bourn 3.1
OF Adam Jones 3.3 Ryan Braun 2.8
OF Josh Reddick 2.1 Martin Prado 2.8
DH Josh Willingham 2.1 Andre Ethier 2.5
SP Justin Verlander 2.8 Gio Gonzalez 2.5
I picked the top 3 OF, not the top 1 in each OF position. I also picked the DH based on highest WAR for a player in each league who hadn't made it yet.

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