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Dodgers: 3 Players Selected to Represent LA in the All-Star Game Including Max Muncy

Look out Denver, here come the Dodgers.



The Dodgers will have some representation at the 2021 All-Star Game. After fans missed out badly by not voting in Max Muncy to be the starter at first base, the reserve voting got him into the game. It’s unclear at this point if he will now consider an appearance in the Homerun Derby. 

In total, the Dodgers will have 3 players out there representing Los Angeles barring any injuries to anyone on the NL roster. Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor were also selected as reserves for the All-Star Game. Muncy will likely be the starting DH as Dave Roberts said on Sunday morning. 

The reserve voting is decided by a combination of player and MLB front office votes. That decides all of the reserves and pitchers for the game. The Dodgers did not have a pitcher selected in the Midsummer Classic, which they may not mind going into the grind of 162 games this year. 

This will be the second time in his career that Muncy has gone to an All-Star Game. He had the best first half by far for the Dodgers, putting up 18 homeruns and an OPS north of 950. He currently leads MLB in walks and on-base percentage. 

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Taylor is one of those guys that would almost certainly be an All-Star starter if there were a utility position. This will be his very first time being selected to an All-Star team, and he went into Sunday’s game with a 2.4 bWAR, 3rd on the Dodgers among position players. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Very glad for Taylor and Muncy. Mookie didt really earn it this year more than all our starting pitchers plus Jansen, Turner.

  2. Why is the voting trash? Because there is no dodger starting? Or they don’t have the most players on the team? Would you really be complaining then?

  3. Jansen definitely deserves to go, Turner also. NO, Mookie Betts does not deserve it. Just shows the BS of the system. Urias has 10 wins so he should be in consideration. It is a popularity contest, like the gold glove and MVP-sometimes.

  4. It’s no big thing, unless they have an incentive bonus for making the ASG and donate it to a charity. The game is a bore w/ no competition among half the players that don’t belong there. I’m glad glad no Dodgers’ pitchers were chosen, along w/ JT ,and Smith, —-they need to rest, recoup, and rehab whatever ailing them. Look @ the big picture at end where the Dodgers will really make a statement. However, next year’s ASG is @ Dodgers Stadium where the starting nine will be all Dodgers—- what a site that will be ! Hope Seags, Kershaw, and CT3 stays so Dodgernation can give them all a standing O !

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