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Friday, June 22, 2007

All-Star Team Picks

With the official halfway point in the Major League Baseball season right around the corner, and the all-star game approaching, here is my opinion on how the 30-man all-star rosters should fill out:

American League:
Starting Lineup:
CF Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle)
SS Carlos Guillen (Detroit)
3B Alex Rodriguez (New York)
LF Magglio Ordonez (Detroit)
RF Vladimer Guerrero (LA Angels)
1B Justin Morneau (Minnesota)
C Victor Martinez (Cleveland)
2B B.J. Upton (Tampa Bay)
SP Dan Haren (Oakland)

Bench:
OF Grady Sizemore (Cleveland)
DH-OF Gary Sheffield (Detroit)
OF Torii Hunter (Minnesota)
DH-1B David Ortiz (Boston)
SS Derek Jeter (New York)
IF Brian Roberts (Baltimore)
IF Mark Teahan* (Kansas City)
C Jorge Posada (New York)
IF Mike Lowell (Boston)
OF Alex Rios (Toronto)
IF Ian Kinsler* (Texas)

Pitchers:
SP Johan Santana (Minnesota)
SP Josh Beckett (Boston)
SP C.C. Sabathia (Cleveland)
SP Kelvim Escobar (LA Angels)
SP Justin Verlander (Detroit)
SP John Lackey (LA Angels)
RP J.J. Putz (Seattle)
RP Francisco Rodriguez
RP Bobby Jenks (Chicago)
RP Jonathon Papelbon (Boston)

National League
Starting Lineup:
SS Jose Reyes (New York)
2B Chase Utely (Philadelphia)
LF Matt Holliday (Colorado)
1B Prince Fielder (Milwaukee)
3B Miguel Cabrera (Florida)
CF Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati)
RF Carlos Lee (Houston)
C Russel Martin (Los Angeles)
SP Jake Peavy (San Diego)

Bench:
OF Eric Byrnes (Arizona)
OF Aaron Rowand (Philadelphia)
OF Adam Dunn (Cincinnati)
OF Barry Bonds (San Francisco)
C Begie Molina (San Francisco)
1B Albert Pujols (St. Louis)
1B Adrian Gonzalez (San Diego)
IF Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati)
IF Hanley Ramirez (Florida)
IF J.J. Hardy (Milwaukee)
IF Ryan Zimmerman* (Washington)

Pitching:
SP Brad Penny (Los Angeles)
SP Cole Hammels (Philadelphia)
SP Ben Sheets (Milwaukee)
SP John Smoltz (Atlanta)
SP Ian Snell (Pittsburgh)
SP Brandon Webb (Arizona)
RP Francisco Cordero (Milwaukee)
RP Brian Fuentes (Colorado)
RP Trevor Hoffman (San Diego)
RP Takashi Saito (Los Angeles)

*Chosen by rule to represent their teams
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12 Comments:

  • At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Christof said…

    Don't be surprised to see Ryan Howard make a late run at making the NL roster.

     
  • At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Kelsdad said…

    This is a great team Trecole, I have no problem with one player on the team, even the reserves. Nicely done.

     
  • At 11:51 PM, Anonymous tylersalt said…

    Still no love for Kevin Youkilis!

     
  • At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Romiezzo said…

    I know, tell me about it. Why don't you put Alfonso Soriano in there to represent the Cubs? He's been on fire as of late. He's gotten off to a slow start but I think he should make it. I'd put some room in there for him... maybe Dunn? Bay? Ehh..tough decision for me...

     
  • At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Kelsdad said…

    You mean Kevin Whokoulis?

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Brian P. Foley said…

    shocked you put lowell on the team over Youkklis.

     
  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Trevor said…

    Yeah, the bad thing about Youkilis is that he plays 1st base and there are more deserving players who will be chosen as first basemen out there. Yes he's hitting .331, but look at what Ortiz and Morneau are doing! You can't leave those guys out.

     
  • At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Could someone tell me why Bonds should be on the All-Star team? Is it just because the game is in San Francisco this year? All the baggage aside, is he an All-Star or is this just a case of a "name player" being added?

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Anonymous wizardman said…

    This looks pretty good, however I'd like to know which pitchers you'd have starting in the 1st. I'm iffy on Santana being on the roster, though i agree with the other starters.

     
  • At 6:25 PM, Blogger GiantsReport said…

    As much fun as a Peavy/Haren match up would be, I think it's more likely to see Beckett starting the game for the AL. I've heard a lot of people online (including a major league scout) saying that Beckett is pitching better than anyone in the majors. Apparently not everyone's thrilled by Haren's phenomenal numbers.

     
  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger Trevor said…

    Haren has half the era, more strikeouts, a better whip and only 1 less win than Beckett.. If he doesn't start for the AL it will be a shame. It shouldn't even be a debate.

     
  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger GiantsReport said…

    I agree. I'm really pulling for him to start the game, but I don't have much faith in the selection process.

     

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