When the All-Star game was played last week only 41 batters ran across the freshly chalked foul lines. For those who didn’t get an invite, some were at home spending time with their families. Some spent time with their buddies tossing a few back. Some relaxed. And some were working on their game in hopes to stay in the show and not find themselves in their affiliates farm system.
The latter won’t be the case for any of the following players but you can expect them to improve their games or continue playing at an improved level as if they were. Some have battled injuries and others have battled themselves, but for the most part, you should expect these players to have a second half that would deem themselves worthy of a second half All-Star team … if that were a thing.
Fantasy baseball pitchers who will finish the 2014 season strong
Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B
The former MVP is one of the few to remain in Boston after the dust has settled, and for good reason. He’s the epitome of consistency given his career average of .300, 529 total RBI and 700 total runs. And in a league with few great second baseman, he’s a good guy to have on your squad at this point in the season.