Box-Toppers takes early crack at picking All-Star teams

Is it too early to be voting on All-Stars for the midsummer classic?

Yes.

That said, voting is open at mlb.com and fans have already started to vote even though there is not enough evidence yet to reveal who the season's all-stars really are.

Since it is not stopping fans, we won't let it stop us at Box-Toppers, either. We will take a look at who is leading in Box-Toppers points by position and in each league. We'll also choose pitchers, even though voters don't get to pick those.

And because the season is only a little more than a month old and there hasn't yet been enough baseball played to clearly determine top players, we'll look at our all-star teams in two different ways. We'll look at Box-Toppers point leaders so far through the young 2013 season. And we'll look at who is leading in Box-Toppers points for the combined 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The lists for both teams are below.

2013 SEASON   2012-13 SEASONS 
ALPLAYERTEAMBTP PLAYERTEAMBTP
First baseMoss, Brandon 2520oak al3 Napoli, Mike 2161bos al10.7
Second baseKendrick, Howie 2191ana al2.5 Cano, Robinson 2092nyy al6
ShortstopLowrie, Jed 2437oak al2.5 Hardy, J.J. 2071bal al8.2
Third baseCabrera, Miguel 1776det al5.7 Cabrera, Miguel 1776det al17.4
CatcherWieters, Matt 2643bal al3 Mauer, Joe 1869min al10.5
Outfield 1Raburn, Ryan 2340cle al3.5 Davis, Chris 2478bal al14
Outfield 2Davis, Chris 2478bal al2 Hamilton, Josh 2332ana al11.5
Outfield 3Willingham, Josh 2205min al2 Trout, Mike 2949ana al11
Designated hitterHafner, Travis 1650nyy al3.5 Butler, Billy 2330kc al11.2
Starting pitcher 1Buchholz, Clay 2363bos al7.1 Verlander, Justin 2112det al27.8
Starting pitcher 2Moore, Matt 2975tb al6.7 Darvish, Yu 3003tex al22.8
Starting pitcher 3Darvish, Yu 3003tex al6 Hernandez, Felix 2064sea al22.4
Starting pitcher 4Masterson, Justin 2462cle al4.7 Dickey, R.A. 1734tor al22.1
Middle relieverChen, Bruce 1170kc al2 Chen, Bruce 1170kc al8
Closing pitcherPerkins, Glen 2506min al3 Rodney, Fernando 1803tb al8
NL       
First baseCarpenter, Matt 2987stl nl2.5 LaRoche, Adam 1910dc nl9
Second baseEllis, Mark 1614lad nl2.5 Phillips, Brandon 1691cin nl11
ShortstopTulowitzki, Troy 2308col nl1 Tulowitzki, Troy 2308col nl6
Third baseFrazier, Todd 2929cin nl2.5 Freese, David 2710stl nl10.7
CatcherPosey, Buster 2745sf nl2 Posey, Buster 2745sf nl7.5
Outfield 1Harper, Bryce 3011dc nl4.9 Braun, Ryan J. 2300mil nl15
Outfield 2Gonzalez, Carlos 2460col nl4 Gonzalez, Carlos 2460col nl13.2
Outfield 3Bruce, Jay 2453cin nl3 Holliday, Matt 1836stl nl11.7
Starting pitcher 1Lynn, Lance 2992stl nl5.7 Kershaw, Clayton 2494lad nl25.8
Starting pitcher 2Kershaw, Clayton 2494lad nl5 Lynn, Lance 2992stl nl23.4
Starting pitcher 3Harvey, Matt 3075nym nl5 Gonzalez, Gio 2626dc nl21.7
Starting pitcher 4Maholm, Paul 2078atl nl4.7 Bumgarner, Madison 2753sf nl21.4
Middle relieverCasilla, Santiago 2301sf nl2 Casilla, Santiago 2301sf nl6
Closing pitcherChapman, Aroldis 2826cin nl2 Chapman, Aroldis 2826cin nl16
AL top playerBuchholz, Clay 2363bos al7.1 Verlander, Justin 2112det al27.8
AL top batterCabrera, Miguel 1776det al5.7 Cabrera, Miguel 1776det al17.4
NL top playerLynn, Lance 2992stl nl5.7 Kershaw, Clayton 2494lad nl25.8
NL top batterHarper, Bryce 3011dc nl4.9 Braun, Ryan J. 2300mil nl15