In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the 2020 Midsummer Classic at Chavez Ravine. There’s a litany of coinciding stadium improvements this off-season, but more important than the window dressing is the substance for one of baseball’s cornerstone franchises- which Dodgers are most likely to make the 2020 All-Star Roster?
Sure it’s a bit early, but let’s a have a little fun looking ahead.
1. Walker Buehler, SP
Surprised to not see the 2019 NL MVP at the top spot? Cody Bellinger deserves every piece of praise after a season for the ages, but Walker Buehler has been less streaky throughout his short career. Bellinger has the higher ceiling, but Buehler has the higher floor. The math is also on Buehler’s side since there are typically more starting pitchers than outfielders on an All-Star roster.
Buehler’s stock around the league has skyrocketed following a tremendous 2019 postseason where he yielded one earned run in two starts against the eventual champion Nationals. Barring an unforeseen setback, the ace of the staff will build on his impressive 2019 finish.
.@Dodgers starters with most Ks through 5 postseason starts: