The Dodgers will not have any starters in the All-Star Game this year. It’s a little disappointing given that they are one of the best teams in baseball and have at least one guy that should absolutely be a starter. That guy is Max Muncy.
Every offensive number tells you that Muncy has been the better player at first base in 2021. But fans voted in the bigger name and Freddie Freeman gets the start. But the Dodgers are still hoping that they’ll have him in the lineup when the game starts.
On Sunday morning before their game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talked about the All-Star Game roster. He revealed that if Muncy does make the reserve list of players that he will be the designated hitter for the NL.
My hope, my strong hope is that Max is on the team. And if he were on the team, he would by my DH. It would be a no-brainer.
Muncy leads the Dodgers in homeruns, runs batted in, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. He’s been one of the best hitters and he’s doing it pretty consistently throughout the year.
Muncy making the reserve roster would also be huge because he had said he would consider playing in the Homerun Derby. The Dodgers slugger had previously said that he would not compete in it if he did not make the roster at all.