2022 DTBL All-Stars

July 14th, 2022 by Kevin

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Next week, the 28th installment of the DTBL All-Star Game will take place, with the Jackalope hosting the game for the third time.  Last year, the American Division ended the National’s four game winning streak and will try to create a streak of their own.  On paper, they would seem favorites to do just that.  Three of the top four title contending teams have players making up the American roster.  But there is no shortage of talent on the National squad either.

Nearly half of the All-Star rosters consist of players who will be making their first DTBL All-Star appearance.  21 to be exact.  This exceeds last year’s total by one, which is actually quite surprising since last year followed a 2020 season in which there was no All-Star Game for league newcomers to participate in.  Among the first timers are both of the guys who will start the game on the mound:  Komodos’ rookie Shane McClanahan and Demigods’ Joe Musgrove.

Mike Trout returns to the All-Star Game after missing the roster for the first time in his career a year ago.  This will be his ninth appearance.  Kenley Jansen, Justin Verlander and Paul Goldschmidt are on rosters for the seventh time in their careers.  Goldschmidt is making his first appearance since 2018.

I think we all do a very good job picking these All-Stars, so I wouldn’t say anyone got snubbed.  But a few of the more notable players who did not make the rosters include Dylan Cease, Tony Gonsolin, Luis Robert and Jazz Chisholm.

Here are the 2022 DTBL All-Stars.


American Division


  • Pitcher – Shane McClanahan, Komodos (1st All-Star appearance)
  • Catcher - Alejandro Kirk, Choppers (1st)
  • First Base - Paul Goldschmidt, Jackalope (7th)
  • Second Base - Whit Merrifield, Choppers (4th)
  • Third Base - Jose Ramirez, Komodos (3rd)
  • Shortstop – Trea Turner, Diamond Dogs (4th)
  • Outfield - Yordan Alvarez, Komodos (2nd)
  • Outfield - Shohei Ohtani, Moonshiners (2nd)
  • Outfield - Kyle Tucker, Moonshiners (1st)


  • Catcher - Daulton Varsho, Moonshiners (1st)
  • First Base - Pete Alonso, Choppers (1st)
  • Third Base - Rafael Devers, Moonshiners (3rd)
  • Shortstop - Dansby Swanson, Jackalope (1st)
  • Outfield - Kyle Schwarber, Choppers (1st)
  • Outfield - Adolis Garcia, Jackalope (1st)
  • Pitcher - Sandy Alcantara, Diamond Dogs (1st)
  • Pitcher - Justin Verlander, Moonshiners (7th)
  • Pitcher – Gerrit Cole, Jackalope (5th)
  • Pitcher - Alek Manoah, Moonshiners (1st)
  • Relief Pitcher - Emmanuel Clase, Choppers (1st)
  • Relief Pitcher - Edwin Diaz, Moonshiners (2nd)
  • Relief Pitcher - Josh Hader, Diamond Dogs (4th)
  • Relief Pitcher - Luis Severino, Jackalope (2nd)

National Division


  • Pitcher - Joe Musgrove, Demigods (1st)
  • Catcher - Willson Contreras, Demigods (3rd)
  • First Base - C.J. Cron, Demigods (1st)
  • Second Base - Tommy Edman, Darkhorses (1st)
  • Third Base – Manny Machado, Mavericks (5th)
  • Shortstop - Francisco Lindor, Demigods (2nd)
  • Outfield - Mookie Betts, Kings (4th)
  • Outfield - Bryce Harper, Darkhorses (4th)
  • Outfield - Aaron Judge, Mavericks (4th)


  • Catcher - J.T. Realmuto, Darkhorses (2nd)
  • First Base - Freddie Freeman, Demigods (6th)
  • Third Base - Austin Riley, Kings (1st)
  • Shortstop - Trevor Story, Cougars (2nd)
  • Outfield - Mike Trout, Mavericks (9th)
  • Outfield - Randy Arozarena, Kings (2nd)
  • Pitcher - Max Fried, Demigods (1st)
  • Pitcher - Corbin Burnes, Cougars (1st)
  • Pitcher - Carlos Rodon, Cougars (1st)
  • Pitcher - Zack Wheeler, Kings (2nd)
  • Relief Pitcher - Kenley Jansen, Darkhorses (7th)
  • Relief Pitcher - David Bednar, Demigods (1st)
  • Relief Pitcher - Scott Barlow, Cougars (1st)
  • Relief Pitcher - Taylor Rogers, Darkhorses (1st)

All-Stars per team:

  • 7 – Demigods, Moonshiners
  • 5 – Choppers, Darkhorses, Jackalope
  • 4 – Cougars, Kings
  • 3 – Diamond Dogs, Komodos, Mavericks


Charlie and I are the managers for the American and National Divisions respectively on the strength of our top two finishes a year ago.  We were responsible for breaking all ties in the vote and selecting the 23rd and final player for each roster.  Those 23rd player selections were Rafael Devers and Austin Riley.  Here are the full voting results.  One person did not vote, so players who received nine votes were unanimous selections.

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