1B - Paul Konkero -- Chicago White Sox
Also deserving: Prince Fielder, Tigers. Mark Teixeira, Yankees. Albert Pujols, Angels.
2B - Jason Kipnis -- Cleveland Indians
The best player no one has heard about is Kipnis. I know that Cano will most likely get the start but Kipnis is just as deserving. He has more RBI's and a ton more stolen bases then Cano as well. Indians are also having a pretty good season so far and should have some representation. Kipnis is batting .274 with 11 HR's w/ 42 RBI's and an impressive 17 SB's.
Also deserving: Robinson Cano, Yankees. Ian Kinsler, Rangers.
SS - Elvis Andrus -- Texas Rangers
I will vote for Andrus even though it seems obvious Derek Jeter will get the nod as starter. While Jeter is having another good season I pick Andrus because he is faster, has a better glove, and has more runs, RBI's, and SB's then Jeter. I like a fast speedy guy as SS so Andrus fits my need here, plus the Rangers are on of the best teams in baseball and deserve a few starters.
Also deserving: Mike Alvies, Red Sox. Derek Jeter, Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians.
3B - Miguel Cabrera -- Detroit Tigers
Also Deserving: Mark Trumbo, Angels. Adrian Beltre, Rangers.
C - A.J. Pierzynski -- Chicago White Sox
Another White Sox player cracks my starters here, I really didn't expect to have him starting but looking over the stats he seemed like an obvious choice. As stated the Sox are having a good season. A.J. has caught a perfect game and is batting .284 w/ 12 HR and 41 RBI's...his HR and RBI are comparable to Konkero even.
Also deserving: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox. Joe Mauer, Twins.
DH - David Ortiz -- Boston Red Sox
Also deserving: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, Adam Dunn, White Sox.
Josh Hamilton -- Texas Ranges
Jose Bautista -- Toronto Blue Jays
Even though Bautista has a low batting average I feel his power number make him a starter for the game. He compares power wise to Josh Hamilton despite batting only .237. He is also a fan favorite and will delight the crowd in Kansas City. He's currently batting .237 w/ 24 HR and 57 RBI's.
Adam Jones -- Baltimore Orioles
Mr. Jones has led the surprise Orioles to 2nd place in one of toughest divisions in all of baseball. He is also having a monster season and showing the potential he always had batting .300 w/ 19HR and 40 RBI's to go along with 9 steals and 49 Runs. He is also very impressive in the field, it would be nice to see him starting and represent the Orioles.
Also deserving: Curtis Granderson, Yankees. Josh Willingham, Twins. Josh Reddick, A's.
National League Starters:
1B - Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
I feel this is a pretty clear cut choice. Votto is now the man an first base in the NL since Fielder and Pujols are no longer around. The stats more then back up what a fantastic first half Votto has had. Batting .355 w/ 14 HR and 47 RBI's.
Also deserving: Adam LaRoche, Nationals.
2B - Brandon Phillps -- Cincinnati Reds
Also deserving: Dan Uggla, Braves. Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks.
SS - Starlin Castro -- Chicago Cubs
Also deserving: Ian Desmond, Nationals. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies.
3B - David Wright -- New York Mets
Also deserving: David Freese, Cardinals. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins.
C - Buster Posey -- San Francisco Giants
A hometown favorite, yes....but also Posey is having one hell of a rebound season. Posey has kept the Giants steady and his hitting continues to impress just as much as his ability to catch a perfect game. Posey's numbers also speak for themselves: .295 w/ 10 HR and 40 RBI's. I know I would love to see him starting.
Also deserving: Carlos Ruiz, Phillies. Yadir Molina, Cardinals. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks.
Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
Carlos Beltran - St. Louis Cardinals
Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
Also deserving: Andre Either & Matt Kemp, Dodgers (one could DH). Andrew McCutchen, Pirates. Melky Cabrera, Giants.
* all stats as of 6/26/12