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ESPN.com baseball writer Phil Rogers decided to get a jump on the process, one month before the game is played, and pick his All-Star starters. While a couple positions are easy to pick, most are extremely difficult to determine who is most deserving.
That's where you come in, SportsNation. We want you to pick your starters for the American League along with your top closer.
We've given you plenty of strong choices below. Select one player from each position except the outfield (where you must pick three). When you're finished, click submit and see how your choices stack up with the rest of SportsNation.
Click here to select your National League starters.