Predicting Dodgers' representatives in the 2023 All-Star Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send numerous representatives to the 2023 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle. Any fresh faces in the bunch?
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Mookie Betts, OF

The next two aren't tough. The 30-year-old Betts has "slowed down" to the point where he's "only" at 2.9 bWAR through June 13, socking 17 homers with a 138 OPS+. The only question left about his All-Star status is whether NL manager Rob Thomson will allow him to play second base, where he's reportedly even more comfortable.

Anticipate Betts not only being in the starting lineup but also leading off/ambushing the first pitch he sees.

Freddie Freeman, 1B

Another lock whose candidacy is not even worth debating. Freeman's more likely to win MVP than be left off the All-Star roster, and seems a safe bet to be in the starting lineup, doubling up Pete Alonso's vote total to lead the first base pack. Mets fans aren't getting any more enthusiastic, either, as the weeks drag on. Can tell you that.

Freeman's 163 OPS+ and .335 average through June 13 make him the best first baseman in the league and an all-time, long-term bargain, signed for just $27 million annually. Thank you, Atlanta! Whatever you did. Thank you.