Worthy of his selections
Barry Svrluga chooses his rosters for the All-Star Game like a manager or executive might — by performance.
All of America— or at least most of Kansas City— braced for the close of all-star balloting at midnight Thursday. This first year of online-only voting has brought its share of quirks, namely the threat that the Royals could overrun Cincinnati for the July 14 All-Star Game. Five Kansas City players led the voting at their positions in Monday’s most recent update. Starters and reserves will be announced Sunday. But we’re putting aside all that controversy about voting and methods of selection and choosing the roster as a manager or front-office person might— by performance. We’ll play by these rules: Each team must have at least one selection, and we’ll fill 34 roster spots for each league.
Statistics are through Friday except where noted.