MLB fantasy roundtable: Beltran, Dickey headline fantasy Al-Stars
In the NL I'll go with Carlos Beltran, who has been having one of those best-case-scenario years, which is just what the Cardinals needed in the wake of Albert Pujols' departure. He has the highest OBP (.396) among those with 20 home runs and joins only Hamilton and Miguel Cabrera in the .300-20-60 club through the first half of the season.
On the senior circuit side there's no better story than Dickey, who entered the 2012 season with a career winning percentage of .451 but has turned in one of those legendary seasons reserved for the likes of Doc Gooden, Ron Guidry and Tom Seaver in New York. Using his hard knuckleball, Dickey has baffled hitters to the tune of a 2.15 ERA, a .190 opponents batting average and 0.88 WHIP, the lowest in the first half for a pitcher with 100 innings since Pedro Martinez's 0.84 in 2005, also for New York.