2. Mookie Betts, fifth appearance
Mookie Betts should be a lock for the All-Star Game. Fans should not have to worry about a stark decline in his production with the move to the National League as Betts has more than proven that he is one of the five best players in baseball.
Betts still would have finished fourth in the National League in WAR last season, in what many considered a down year for the 2018 MVP. Regression is not a threat to Betts’ all-star case, with the only thing that could derail it being injury, which would hinder any of the players listed.
Betts is going to settle in nicely atop the Los Angeles Dodgers order and is going to see his numbers return closer to his 2018 form. With a stacked lineup behind him, anytime Betts gets on base he is going to be a threat to score and we think he is going to challenge the 150-run plateau that has only been hit once since 1950.
Not only is Betts a lock to be an all-star but we believe that he is going to be the Dodgers’ best MVP candidate in 2020. My personal prediction for the MVP finalist is Christian Yelich, Betts and Ronald Acuna, with Betts and Yelich neck and neck for the award.
Even if Betts is having a down year like last season, he will still be one of the best outfielders in the National League and his star power alone will help him get to the Midsummer Classic.