- Jose Ramirez is the only MLB player to have had 30 hours and 30 stolen bases in the past calendar year.
- Pete Alonso leads the bigs with a 123 RBI score and is second only to Aaron Judge in homers with a score of 46.
- Shohei Ohtani is a top 11 in the two-strokes (running, stolen bases) and two categories (ERA, WHIP).
- Surprises: Tony Gonsolin has the lowest ERA among beginners and leads Dylan Cease in the hits.
The All-Star Game is coming in a little later than usual this year, putting our annual exercise to pick the most deserving players for the July 19 classic midsummer a bit ahead of the curve.
But our selection process is a little different because we don’t just use the stats from the first three months of this season. It is very useful to see which players have proven themselves over a full year of gaming.
With some help from BaseballHQ.comHere are the statistical leaders in each position during the second half of last season and the first half of this – from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022. (Minimum 20 matches in a position in either 2021 or 2022 to qualify.)
Our picks for AL and NL beginners in bold.
All star game: Nine players who should be the first All-Stars in 2022
The catcher: Wilson Contreras or JT Realmoto VNL?
Although he has struggled with a thumb injury for much of this season and could be out until September, Salvador Perez The Royals have achieved such an amazing 2021 that no other MLS player can come close to matching their 40 on home turf, scoring 76 points and 107 RBI over the past full season.
However, Toronto’s Alejandro Kirk – who leads all AL pickups with an average of 0.293 and is second with 51 points – could threaten Perez’s title next year.
NL is a three-man fight with cubs Wilson Contreras He beats JT Realmuto and Will Smith. Contreras has an advantage batting average (.267), while Smith outperforms the NL hunter in homers (27) and RBI (85). Realmuto leads the league with 74 runs and overtakes the field with 19 stolen bases.
However, it’s Contreras’ consistency—it ranks among the top five catchers overall in all five major fantasy categories—that gives it the nod.
First rule: Paul Goldschmidt, Freddy Freeman, Pete Alonso, they all deserve
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He’s not quite right to repeat last year’s impressive numbers, but he still packs a lot of punches into the plate. The Blue Jays star leads the first-team batsmen with 40 points at home and scored 101 points over the last full season – and ranks second in the RBI’s 91 to Jose Abreu’s 98.
Perhaps the toughest call-up ever in the NL, where he produced three stars at an elite level.
Player A: .270, 46 HR, 123 RBI, 93 R
Player F: .321, 23 HR, 86 RBI, 117 R
Player G: .338, 39 HR, 122 RBI, 117 R
Twice as one might expect, two-time All-Star Home Run champion Pete Alonso leads the league with 46 homes. No one, in either league, has scored more games than Freddy Freeman since July 1.
But Paul Goldschmidt She has the highest overall average for major hits, is directly behind Alonso in the RBI and tied with Freeman in most runs. At 34, Goldschmidt may well be the best season of his career.
Another note: Don’t forget the Rockies’ CJ Cron, who ranks seventh in batting average (.298), fourth in homers (34), third in RBI (117) and eighth in points (84).
Rule 2: Tommy’s addictive speed or Ozzy Albis’ strength?
The second base has a number of players who can move to other places around the diamond. Taking into consideration , Jorge Polanco It is the best in AL. He’s the only one in either league with more than 100 RBIs over the past calendar year, and is only on home soil behind league-leading 34th-placed Marcus Simin.
Semien has more lead over Polanco in steals bases (17 for 8) and runs (96 for 82), but hitting under 200 in the first two months of the season resulted in Polanco’s decisive win by 28 batting average. – .267 to .239.
The NL point drops to whether you prefer more speed or the bang of your skew. tommy addiction He was the second base man to score over 100 points and steal over 30 bases (108 and 35 to be exact).
Ozzie Albies hit more guards (23), to go with 83 RBI and 88 shots, but his 0.250 hitting average was 18 points lower than Edman’s.
Shortstop: Bo Bichette and Trea Turner are still elite
Bo Bechet He doesn’t quite hit average the way he did last season, but he does everything else and collects counting stats. The Blue Jays rank among the top eight short points in four of our five categories – with 26 homers, 90 RBIs, 18 base steals and 97 leading points over the past full season.
Tria Turner He was the #1 pick by fantasy in general to enter this season because he does everything so well. He ranks the top three on average (.321), runs (98), RBI (95) and steals (29). He is 25 home games behind, just three behind Premier League leader Willie Adams.
Dansby Swanson is a noteworthy runner-up, with 27 fortunes, 97 RBI and 93, but he can’t match Turner to average or steal.
Third rule: Jose Ramirez, Mane Machado demonstrated overall excellence
When it comes to combining elite strength and speed, no one does it better than Team Guardians Jose Ramirez. Let’s count the ways: He’s the only player in the majors to have at least 30 home points and 30 stolen bases over the past full season. He also leads all third base men with 116 RBI during that time and tied with Rafael Devers for most runs with 105.
Devers has a slight advantage in homers (36 versus 34) and averages a .302 20 points higher than Ramirez, but the large difference in rifling makes it uncompetitive.
There is another third base man for hitting triple digits in both runs and RBI: Mane Machado from Padres. He also hit the .310 to lead the NL at center, ranked fourth with 28 runs on the home run and was cut in 11 steals. No one else in the league has such comprehensive skills in the hot corner.
However, Austin Riley of the Braves is not too far behind. He led every third base team with 38 hurdles and topped the NL with 113 RBI—plus a .292 hit with 92 points.
Venue: Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper lead the way
There are a couple of no-brainers in AL outfield in Aaron Judge (MLB’s 50 leading home runs, plus 107 runs and 115 RBI) and Jordan Alvarez (.285, 43 hours, 92 points, 110 RBI). Third place, meanwhile, is almost dead with the heat Kyle Tucker Get a nod at Tuscar Hernandez.
With nearly identical home runs and RBI numbers, Tucker’s 0.289 hit average and 23 stolen base were enough to outpace Hernandez’s 0.28 and 10 (although Hernandez scored another 15 points).
Bryce Harper She topped all MLB players with an average of .327 and 111 innings, while also leading the NL with 37 home runs and 109 RBI over the past calendar year. He met again with his former classmate Juan Sotowho is second in the league after Harper in three categories with 109 runs, 34 home runs and 91 RBI.
Third place goes to Starling Mart, who spent most of the second half of last season collecting stolen bases in Oakland before returning to the NL with the Mets. His total of 43 steals over the past calendar year are the most in the majors. In addition, he achieved a total of 297 points with a score of 102 – which is good for the top five in both categories.
what about Shuhei Ohtani? He only played seven games on the field last year, but if he qualified there, his 35 teammates would finish fifth in that position. He also had 23 steals and 94 hits, both of which would put him in the top 10. On the hill, Ohtani came in 11th in the ERA and 4th in WHIP.
So if we use stats to pick all the stars, it’s she has to be on the team.
Jug: Alec Manoah and Shane McClanahan appear
There appears to be a change of guard among AL starting shooters. Excellence in the second year Alek Manoh Toronto and Shane McClanahan Who’s Tampa Bay dominating the stats list over the past full season – Manoah scored an excellent 2.60 ERA, led the league with 17 wins and finished second to Ohtani with 0.99 WHIP. McClanahan had a better AL 2.30 ERA to go along with 1.03 WHIP, 15 wins and 203 hits.
AL Cy Young Award Winner Ruby Ray Hanging on to third place at the start of the league. He ranked second in the majors with 240 power hits, matching 13 wins, 3.04 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Honorable mention to Dylan Cease of the White Sox, who led everyone with 244 puffs in just 165 rounds (13.3k/9).
in NL, Corbin Burns He hasn’t slowed down since winning Cy Young in the league. The Brewers Store is among the top five in Era (2.38), WHIP (0.94), and Strike (238 NL pioneers).
Dodgers Julio Urias (17 wins, 2.28 ERA, 0.99 whip) and the brave Max Fried (16 wins, 2.55 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) has nearly identical stats – although Fried does have a slight advantage in hits. Interestingly, the best ERA in the majors belonged to another Dodger, Tony Gonsolin, who just missed the cut despite his 2.24 mark and 13 wins — 10 of which came in 2022.
As for the strikers, five MLS players have made at least 30 saves over the entire last season, but no one can touch them. Emmanuel Class. And we conclude our list with the MLB leader in conservation, Josh Haderwhich collected 38 of them, to go along with the 1.60 Sparkle Era.
Contributing: Matt Cederholm, BaseballHQ.com.
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