My All-Star picks

Angel Stadium, home of the 2010 All-Star Game

This is a fun little exercise, especially since each team has to have at least one representative. The All-Star rosters will be announced tomorrow. They had things called “campaign managers” for players… such as Eric Chavez (.234 BA, 31/8 K/BB in 33 games as DH?) and Brandon Wood (.179 BA, .199 OBP).


American League National League
C Joe Mauer, MIN Giovany Soto, CHC
1B Justin Morneau, MIN Albert Pujols, STL
2B Robinson Cano, NYY Martin Prado, ATL
3B Adrian Beltre, BOS Scott Rolen, CIN
SS Derek Jeter, NYY Troy Tulowitzki, COL
LF Josh Hamilton, TEX Matt Holliday, STL
CF Alex Rios, CWS Andrew McCutchen, PIT
RF David DeJesus, KC Andre Ethier, LA
DH Vladimir Guerrero, TEX Joey Votto, CIN
SP David Price, TB Ubaldo Jimenez, COL

Yes, I know this will likely never happen. Evan Longoria or A-Rod will probably win the vote to start at 3rd base for the American League. I went pretty much just on stats.Yes, I’m serious about David DeJesus.


American League National League
Cliff Lee, SEA Josh Johnson, FLA
Clay Buchholz, BOS Roy Halladay, PHI
Trevor Cahill, OAK Adam Wainwright, STL
Jered Weaver, ANA Mike Pelfrey, NYM
Felix Hernandez, SEA Yovani Gallardo, MIL
CC Sabathia, NYY Tim Lincecum, SF
Jon Lester, BOS Dan Haren, ARI
Jose Valverde, DET Mat Latos, SD
Ricky Romero, TOR Tim Hudson, ATL
Andy Pettitte, NYY Matt Capps, WAS
Joaquim Soria, KC Heath Bell, SD
Mariano Rivera, NYY Francisco Rodriguez, NYM
Jonathan Papelbon, BOS Brian Wilson, SF
Rafael Soriano, TB Jonathan Broxton, LA
Billy Wagner, ATL

Stephen Strasburg is a very, very, very good pitcher. Would he be a bigger ratings draw? Yes. Is he an All-Star this year? No. Next year, we’ll see.


American League National League
Victor Martinez, BOS Ryan Doumit, PIT
Ichiro Suzuki, SEA Placido Polanco, PHI
Miguel Cabrera, DET David Wright, NYM
Nick Markakis, BAL Hunter Pence, HOU
Shin-Soo Choo, CLE Josh Willingham, WAS
Torii Hunter, ANA Corey Hart, MIL
Alex Rodriguez, NYY Adrian Gonzalez, SD
Marco Scutaro, BOS Marlon Byrd, CHC
Elvis Andrus, TEX Hanley Ramirez, FLA
Evan Longoria, TB


BOS 6, NYY 6, TB 3, TOR 1, BAL 1

MIN 2, DET 2, CWS 1, KC 2, CLE 1

TEX 3, ANA 2, OAK 1, SEA 3


ATL 3, NYM 3, PHI 2, FLA 2, WAS 2

CIN 2, STL 3, MIL 2, CHC 2, HOU 1, PIT 2

SD 3, LA 3, COL 2, SF 2, ARI 1

What do you think?

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