Last night we watched the best players at each position in the American League square off against the best players at each position in the National League.
The Rangers Joey Gallo was one of those players. In fact, he turned out to be the difference maker. One pitch, one monster home run in the American League’s 4-3 win over the National League.
Watching the top players got me thinking, what would be an All-Star team comprising of the best players at every position this current Rangers administration has drafted versus a team of the best players at every position this current Rangers administration has selected in the amateur draft?
Without further ado, and with all the fanfare we can muster, here are the Jon Daniels All-Star team rosters (the names in bold have played in an actual All-Star Game).
The few names didn’t make the list were mostly relievers: Keona Kela, Alex Claudio, Tanner Scheppers. There weren’t many position players to choose from. Mike Olt didn’t make the cut. Neither did Lewis Brinson or Nick Williams. Brand Miller made it only because there was nobody else to choose from. Isiah Kiner-Falefa could have been the catcher but then there would be no second-baseman. So in this game he will have to cover both positions. Isiah Kiner-Falefa catcher-second base. Hyphenate his name and his position.
Okay, so maybe it’s not the always the best of the best. But it’s the best we could do with what we had.