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Top 10 MLB All-Star Game MVP Candidates

Top 10 MLB All-Star Game MVP Candidates

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The MLB All-Star Game is coming shortly and with the teams being announced, let's take a look at potential All-Star Game MVP Candidates.

10. Yasiel Puig

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10. Yasiel Puig

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Because Yasiel Puig is going to start the game, he may not receive the MVP award for the game. However, Puig always has the ability to do something incredible in the short amount of time he will play.

9. Masahiro Tanaka

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9. Masahiro Tanaka

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Masahiro Tanaka is not likely to start or potentially pitch in the game. However, if he does, Tanaka has the capability to strike out the National League's best and any kind of strikeout streak could give him the MVP.

8. Miguel Cabrera

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8. Miguel Cabrera

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Miguel Cabrera has the ability to pack a punch for the American League. An early home run could be a deciding factor in the game.

7. Freddie Freeman

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7. Freddie Freeman

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Freddie Freeman in a late situation could do wonders for the National League. A good piece of clutch hitting and the Atlanta Braves' first baseman is coming home with an All-Star Game MVP award.

6. Johnny Cueto

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6. Johnny Cueto

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Potentially not being named the starting pitcher for the All-Star Game could fuel Johnny Cueto to pitch lights out in his appearance and steal the All-Star Game MVP.

5. Jose Bautista

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5. Jose Bautista

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A fan favorite on the American League team, Jose Bautista could rally behind them and do something great in this game.

4. Giancarlo Stanton

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4. Giancarlo Stanton

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Possibly a designated hitter, Giancarlo Stanton has the power and potential to lift one out of Target Field. Seeing him in the game should make Marlins fans happy.

3. Clayton Kershaw

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3. Clayton Kershaw

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Arguably the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw could go all out and put on a performance much like Pedro Martinez did in the 1999 All-Star Game. Any type of strong pitching performance will give him an MVP nod.

2. Mike Trout

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2. Mike Trout

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Mike Trout can do it all. Trout is going to have a solid performance in this game, you can almost feel it. A great defensive play and an RBI or two could make Trout the man of the moment.

1. Derek Jeter

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1. Derek Jeter

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This is Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game. If Jeter can hit a home run or somehow make a play to save the AL from demise, he is going to get the MVP award hands down. Jeter is the prime candidate for the All-Star Game MVP.

Ryan Gaydos is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.