The 2022 MLB All Star Game is almost here, which means it’s time for MLBbro.com to give you an All Star team of our own.
Bros like Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts are a lock for the MLBbro.com All Star roster, much like any other Black player who made it through to the final phase of voting. The remainder of the roster will be filled with the best bros in the game.
Let’s get to it.
Outfielder – Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
The only bro with a guaranteed nod, Judge has made the Yankees regret not locking him up long term since the opening pitch this season. Judge is currently leading the bigs with 29 home runs and the Yankees are running away with the AL East.
Outfielder – Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
Mookie has bounced back in a major way for the Dodgers, and even a quick trip to the IR couldn’t stop him for nearly securing an automatic bid to the summer classic. Betts will certainly be front and center in Los Angeles, but we’ll take this bro in any setting.
Outfielder – George Springer, Toronto Blue Jays
Tim Anderson may be the best leadoff man in the game, but George Springer has the most pop. With 50 career leadoff homers and playing high end centerfield, OG George brings a lot to any ball club, and would be a killer in this lineup.
1st Base – Josh Bell, Washington Nationals
Josh has been on fire all season, slashing .318/.399/.514, but he has gone nuclear in his last seven games. Josh is hitting .423 with a .500 on base percentage for the ball club representing the nation’s capital. Bell could be an intriguing name to look at before the trade deadline.
2nd Base – Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins
The swaggiest player in the game, Jazz belongs in LA for every All-Star festivity. Jazz has turned it on as of late with a starting All Star spot in the balance, slashing .400/.520/.700 over his last seven games. Jazz has hit 14 bombs and stolen 12 bases so far this season, so 20/20 looks more than achievable.
Shortstop – Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox
Arguably the best leadoff man in baseball, Anderson is still in the running for the spot of starting SS for the American League. He’s cooled down lately, but Anderson is slashing .333/.372/.432 on the season, and is looking to help the Sox repeat as AL central champs.
3rd Base – Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pittsburgh Pirates
Hayes remains a key building block for the forever rebuilding Pirates. If the Pirates look to return to the glory days where names like Willie Stargell, Al Oliver and fellow third baseman Dave Cash were putting in work, Hayes will be key.
Catcher – Unknown
Another year without a prominent black catcher on any roster, so we have to ask the question again–when will we see another great Black catcher?
Pitcher – Taijuan Walker, New York Mets
Walker regressed toward the end of 2021, but has bounced back to become a steady hand for the Mets. Walker swapped out his sinker for his split finger and the opposition has suffered because of it. Opponents are hitting .151 against his split finger, which he has thrown 30 percent of the time this season.
Pitcher – Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Guardians
Triston has continued to come into his own this season, and the Guardians look to have a future ace on their hands. McKenzie is currently rocking a .98 WHIP and opposing hitters are hitting .200 against his fastball and .113 against his curve.