Predicting the MVP of the MLB All-Star Game is like sticking your hand in a beehive and trying to guess which of the little suckers is going to sting you first.

There’s probably some rhyme or reason to it, but mostly, it’s pretty random.

Nevertheless, we’ll take a look at the list below and try to focus on three players most likely to do damage on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Yasiel Puig

Puig is a man of the moment. He’s proved that time and time again in his brief major league career. In this, his first opportunity to shine bright at the Midsummer Classic, expect Puig to stand out in a major way.

Whether it’s by hitting a big home run or by making a sparkling defensive play, Puig has the tools to not only give fans some memorable moments, but to win the game’s Most Valuable Player Award.


Jose Abreu

Hands down, the best rookie so far this season is Abreu. In fact, according to this tweet from ESPN Stats & Info, Abreu’s rookie campaign is set to be one of the best of all time.

He has since hit his 28th home run. At the rate he’s going, he could have 30 by Tuesday.

Abreu has the type of demeanor that makes you believe he could handle the spotlight the All-Star Game brings. Longtime Chicago White Sox player and former All-Star Paul Konerko talked about his 27-year-old teammate.

Abreu will not participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday, but he might put on his own display during the game.


Carlos Gomez

There are several ways to impact a game. Like Puig, Gomez has the skills to be a factor in almost every aspect. How dynamic is the National League outfield with Gomez, Puig and Andrew McCutchen?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more athletic threesome in any outfieldAll-Star Game or traditional rosters.

The 28-year-old has really come into his own over the last two years. Aside from hitting 24 home runs last season and 13 in the first half of this campaign, Gomez has stolen 15 bases and made several amazing plays in the outfield.

He is a showman and a good bet to play well on Tuesday.

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