The MLB All-Star Game is finally gracing Dodger Stadium with its presence after many years away! There are quite a few Dodgers players that could represent LA at the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980.
The Dodgers that are up for the vote as starters are:
- Freddie Freeman (1B)
- Gavin Lux (2B)
- Justin Turner (3B)
- Trea Turner (SS)
- Will Smith (C)
- Cody Bellinger (OF)
- Mookie Betts (OF)
- Chris Taylor (OF)
- Max Muncy (DH)
If I knew how to whistle, I’d be whistling right now — what a showing!
It would make sense that at least one of these players would make it into the starting lineup; there is a lot of talent on that list.
I’d also like to point out how amazing it is that it’s been 42 years since Dodger Stadium last held an All-Star Game and Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson‘s widow, is turning 100 the day of the game.
It would be pretty awesome to have as many Dodgers get voted in as possible, especially considering the location, the No. 42 and the significance of Mrs. Robinson’s birthday.
Of course, as you know, not every player we want to make the All-Star team will make the roster, so I thought I’d put together which Dodgers I predict will be representing LA this year, in no particular order.
Potential Dodgers All-Star: Freddie Freeman
Freddie Freeman, a southern California native, has had 279 at-bats so far this season and is currently batting .305. He’s hit 8 home runs, has 46 RBI, 6 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .389. I mean — if those aren’t All-Star numbers, what are, right?!
I think it’s pretty obvious that Freeman has been a welcome addition to the Dodgers lineup. After all that waiting around to see if he’d actually leave Atlanta, let alone sign with the Dodgers, it has absolutely been worth it.
Also, that Dodger Blue looks pretty great on him, doesn’t it?
Freeman is currently in third place among the other National League first basemen on the All-Star ballot, with 469,197 votes. I would expect nothing less other than to see Freeman in the top 3. Do I think he could pull ahead of Pete Alonso to secure second place? It all depends on how much voting has been done since these early results came out, and by which fans.
Having been an All-Star five times before, in 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2021 with the Atlanta Braves, Freeman has proven that he’s still of All-Star caliber and definitely deserves a spot on this year’s roster. If not as a starter, odds are very high Freeman will be selected by his peers/manager Brian Snitker as a reserve.