Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Player development, shrewd moves lifted Rangers to top of Future Power Rankings.
Based on that final balloting update, it appears the American League starting lineup for the All-Star game will be loaded with Yankees and Red Sox.
Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau and Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford are holding narrow leads going into the final week of fan voting for starting spots on the AL All-Star team.
Our daily notes examine the matchups of the day ahead and where the advantages are for fantasy.
The new-look All-Star Game has 11 first-time starters and four from the World Series champion Red Sox.