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.
The Champs are heading to Denver!
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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.
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.