2015 MLB All-Stars, by Facebook Mentions

If Facebook conversation directly meant votes, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez would be in the All-Star Game.

What if participants in Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game were determined by Facebook mentions?

The Facebook Data Science Team calculated which MLB players were mentioned most in conversations on the social network from April 29 through July 2, the league’s voting period for All-Stars.

The 2015 MLB All-Star Game will be held Tuesday (July 14) at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Here were Facebook’s American League starters, with the actual starters listed in parentheses afterward:

Facebook2015ALMLBAllStars

Here were Facebook’s National League starters, with the actual starters listed in parentheses afterward:

Facebook2015NLMLBAllStars

The Facebook Data Science Team also prepared the fandom map below, illustrating AL and NL fandom at the county level.

Facebook2015MLBAllStarsFandomMap

Readers: Are you ready for the 2015 All-Star Game?