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MLB All Star Game: The rise of the middle infielders

I recently went to MLB.com to start to conjure whom I will give my votes to for this season’s All Star Game. It was not as easy as I thought, but for an entirely new reason.

There is no denying that past All Star Games have had many snubs. Most of them revolve around the fact that there has been an abundance of exciting sluggers at first base and a bevy of exciting “five-tool” superstars in the outfield. Occasionally the hot corner would provide some depth that would prove difficult in selecting the right player for the Midsummer Classic.

Not anymore. Now, the depth at shortstop and second base, two of baseball’s traditionally light hitting, unattractive positions has changed the All Star ballot game.

Today, we take a look at the American League second basemen.

Keep reading for more on July’s choices at second base.