Potential All – Star Candidates For All 30 MLB Teams:
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I am doing this list based solely on whether the player is a viable candidate or not. I don’t care if the fans vote someone else in – although they have done a decent job.
This website’s stance on Yasiel Puig is known by know – if you are reading this for the 1st time. We feel the man belongs based on his numbers. He has numbers comparable to Bryce Harper – and his BA and OPS is far above and beyond.
Ordinarily, I would say no – but Troy Tulowitzki is hurt.
The Nationals team is a weird one. Strasburg has a 2.24 ERA, yet hasn’t had any run support. I still think you pick him for the ALL – Star Game if you are trying to win it.
The Mariners will probably only send one of Hernandez or Iwakuma even though they both deserve to go. Ibanez may even have a shot as an extra DH.
The Bucs should really have 3 Pitchers go to this game, however I think Melancon and potentially Locke will be left at home.
Obviously only 34 players will be chosen for both of the National League and American League.
Josh Donaldson could be a hard luck loser to – being behind Miggy, Longoria, Beltre and Machado. Longo or Beltre may also have to sit this one out. It depends on what Ray makes the ALL – Star Game. Having a DH position spot for one of those guys is also a thought.
I wish that Justin Upton will not make the ALL – Star squad by Fans Voting – because he simply has been horrible since May 1st.
Howie Kendrick is going to have an uphill battle knocking out the likes of Pedroia, Cano and Kipnis as a reserve. It is the same reason why I believe that the Astros will be represented by Bud Norris.
The AL Shortstop race sees some of the worst numbers. J.J. Hardy looks to be voted in. While Lowrie has had a good half with the A’s, Peralta will likely get the back up nod. I would only pick 2 at SS and have one extra DH’s.
If Nick Markakis gets voted in, the O’s could rival the Tigers for ALL – Star Selections. If Markakis doesn’t win the fan vote, than all of my selections will probably make it.
KC, SD and HOU are the three teams who really should not have had a representative in the games.
I am not sure if Jesse Crain will be selected to the team for the AL either, but he has been the best reliever in the AL – that is not a closer. I think Sale will be the sole Pale Hose player to be in New York.
I have only listed 41 NL candidates and 7 spots need to be taken away. A lot of it depends on Justin Upton. Ryu might not make it off of LAD, Hanley Ramirez will most likely be left off. Jonathan Papelbon will be caught in a numbers game amongst Philly players already going.
Either Gregg or Wood could make it which leaves the other one left out. The Pirates will probably miss out on Locke and Melancon – along with Rex Brothers, will probably get the shaft. One of the Reds Starting Pitchers will be jousted too initially.
Again, some of the Pitchers may make it on after the teams decide to pitch them on too close to the game.
If Puig is put on the final ballot, he will make it.
Team Candidates/How many will make it and League selection.
New York Yankees (2) 2 of 2 (2)
Mariano Rivera RP: 1.44 ERA 28 SV. 1 Pitcher
Robinson Cano 2B: .292 BA 20 HR 57 RBI
Boston Red Sox (4) ALL 3 – Buchholz will be named and opt out.
Dustin Pedroia 2B: .323, 5 HRs, 49 RBI, 109 Hits, 13 SB:
David Ortiz DH: .321, 17 HRs 61 RBI:
Jacoby Ellsbury OF: .304, 30 SB:
Clay Buchholz* SP: 9 – 0, 1.71 ERA
* Injured and may skip
Toronto Blue Jays (2) 2 of 2
Edwin Encarnacion 1B: .269, 23 HRs 66 RBI: 1st 1B
Jose Bautista OF: .262, 20 HR, 52 RBI and 59 Runs:
Tampa Bay Rays (2) Moore may be out – depends who is staring late before the ASG,
Evan Longoria 3B: .295, 17 HRs and 49 RBI:
Matt Moore SP: 11 – 3. 3.65 ERA: 2nd Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles (4) They should all make it.
Chris Davis 1B: .325, 32 HR and 83 RBI:
Adam Jones OF: .287, 15 HR and 59 RBI:
Manny Machado 3B: .316, 6 HRs, 42 RBI and 38 Doubles:
J.J. Hardy SS: .254, 15 HRs and 46 RBI:
Detroit Tigers (5) ALL 5 should make it – Fielder could always DH.
Miguel Cabrera 3B: .361, 26 HRs and 86 RBI
Prince Fielder 1B: .267, 14 HRs and 65 RBI
Justin Verlander SP: 9 – 5, 3.54 ERA: 3rd pitcher
Max Scherzer SP: 13 – 0, 3.09 ERA: 4th pitcher
Jhonny Peralta SS: .306, 7 HRs and 40 RBI
Cleveland Indians (2) 2 of 2
Jason Kipnis 2B: .300, 13 HRs, 54 RBI and 19 SB
Justin Masterson SP: 10 – 7. 3.78 ERA: 5th pitcher
Chicago White Sox (2) Crain is out – so 1 of 2
Chris Sale SP: 5 – 7, 2.79 ERA and 114 SO
Jesse Crain RP: 0.74 ERA in 39 Appearances
Minnesota Twins (2) Sorry Perk…1 of 2
Joe Mauer 1B/C: .329., 8 HRs, 29 RBI and 100 Hits
Glen Perkins CL: 1.99 ERA and 20 SV
Kansas City Royals (3) 1 of 3 will make it.
Alex Gordon OF: .292, 8 HRs and 46 RBI (only because of every team represented).
Greg Holland CL: 1.97 ERA, 19 SV (only because of every team represented).
Ervin Santana SP: 5 – 5, 2.84 ERA (only because of every team represented).
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2) Sorry Mr. Kendrick – too many good 2B’s in the AL – and not enough power for DH.
Howie Kendrick 2B: .317. 10 HRs and 39 RBI
Mike Trout OF: .315, 13 HRs, 55 RBI, 108 Hits and 20 SB
Texas Rangers (4) Beltre maybe considered for the DH slot (3 out of 4)
Adrian Beltre 3B: .307, 17 HRs and 46 RBI
Nelson Cruz OF: .268, 21 HRs and 65 RBI
Yu Darvish SP: 8 – 3, 2.78 ERA and 151 SO: 6th Pitcher
Joe Nathan CL: 1.43 ERA and 28 SV
Houston Astros (1) 1 of 2
Jose Altuve 2B: .287 BA with 19 SB (I think he will be left out because of the 2B spot being too deep.)
Bud Norris SP: 6 – 7, with a 3.22 ERA ( only because of 1 Astros representative like Altuve). (7th Pitcher)
Seattle Mariners (3) Only the King will make it
Raul Ibanez DH/OF: .257, 21 HRs and 49 RBI
Hisashi Iwakuma SP: 7 -4, 2.60 ERA
Felix Hernandez SP: 8 – 4, 2.69 ERA (8th Pitcher)
Oakland Athletics (4) 2 out of the 4 will make it – Lowrie and Colon
Josh Donaldson 3B: .313, 14 HRs and 55 RBI
Bartolo Colon SP: 11 – 3. 2.78 ERA (9th Pitcher)
Jed Lowrie SS: .297. 5 HRs and 34 RBI
Grant Balfour CL: 1.82 ERA and 22 Straight Saves (40 since last year)
Philadelphia Phillies (3) Papelbon may sit it out
Domonic Brown OF: .279, 22 HRs and 60 RBI
Cliff Lee SP: 10 – 2, 2.73 ERA – Pitcher 1
Jonathan Papelbon CL: 1.87 and 18 SV
Washington Nationals (4) 4 of 4
Ian Desmond SS: .283, 15 HRs, 49 RBI, 23 2B and 10 SB
Bryce Harper OF: .260, 13 HRs and 25 RBI (in just 169 AB)
Jordan Zimmermann SP: 12 – 3, 2.46 ERA: 2nd pitcher
Stephen Strasburg SP: 4 – 6, 2.24 ERA: 3rd pitcher
Atlanta Braves (2) 2 of 2 (depends on fan vote for Justin Upton)
Freddie Freeman 1B: .309, 9 HRs and 56 RBI
Craig Kimbrel CL: 1.72 ERA and 23 SV: 4th pitcher
Miami Marlins (1) only to make it
Jose Fernandez SP: 5 – 4. 2.72 ERA (5th Pitcher)
New York Mets (2) 2 of 2 Hometown boys both in the Starting Lineup?
David Wright 3B: .305, 13 HRs, 43 RBI and 14 SB
Matt Harvey SP: 7 – 2, 2.27 ERA and 141 SO: Should be the ASG NL Starter (6th Pitcher)
Cincinnati Reds (5) (3 will make it) Bruce may be left off and one of the Pitchers.
Joey Votto 1B: .325 BA, .433 OBP, 15 HRs, 40 RBI and 59 Runs
Brandon Phillips 2B: .265, 12 HRs and 63 RBI
Jay Bruce OF: .272, 18 HRs, 25 2B and 57 RBI
Mat Latos SP: 7 – 2, 3.03 ERA (7)
Mike Leake SP: 7 – 4, 2.73 ERA
Milwaukee Brewers (2) 2 of 2
Jean Segura SS: .322, 11 HRs, 109 Hits, 26 SB and 33 RBI
Carlos Gomez OF: .319, 13 HRs, 41 RBI and 18 SB
Chicago Cubs (1) only one guy makes it – 1 of 2
Kevin Gregg CL: 1.59 ERA and 14 SV (only because of the team representative)
Travis Wood SP: 5 – 6, 2.69 ERA (only because of the team representative) (8th Pitcher)
Pittsburgh Pirates (4) only Alvarez and Grilli make it (2)
Pedro Alvarez 3B: .243, 21 HRs and 56 RBI
Jeff Locke SP: 8 – 1, 2.12 ERA
Jason Grilli CL: 2.15 ERA and 28 SV (9th Pitcher)
Mark Melancon RP: 0.87 ERA in 42 Appearances
St. Louis Cardinals (5) 5 of 5
Allen Craig 1B: .325. 10 HRs and 68 RBI
Carlos Beltran OF: .305, 19 HRs and 50 RBI
Yadier Molina C: .346, 6 HRs and 45 RBI
Matt Carpenter 2B: .320, 8 HRs, 36 RBI and 64 Runs
Adam Wainwright SP: 11 – 5, 2.36 ERA
San Francisco Giants (2) 2 of 2
Buster Posey C: .310, 12 HRs and 48 RBI
Marco Scutaro 2B: .313, 89 Hits in 72 GP
San Diego Padres (1)
Everth Cabrera OF: .300, 31 SB (because every team needs a rep)
Arizona DiamondBacks (2) both should make it
Paul Goldschmidt 1B: .304, 20 HRs and 71 RBI
Patrick Corbin SP: 9 – 1, 2.49 ERA (10th Pitcher)
Colorado Rockies (4) 2 of 4 I hope Rexy makes the distance to New York – I think he is shutout
Carlos Gonzalez OF: .295, 23 HRs and 62 RBI
Troy Tulowitzki* SS: .347, 16 HRs and 51 RBI
Michael Cuddyer OF: .342, 15 HRs and 52 RBI
Rex Brothers RP: 1.02 ERA in 38 Appearances
***Tulo is hurt and will sit it out.
Los Angeles Dodgers (5) 3 of 5 – Ryu and Ramirez left off. Ryu could be an injury replacement.
Yasiel Puig OF: .420, 8 HRs, 50 Hits and 19 RBI in 30 Games Played.
Hanley Ramirez SS: .413, 7 HRs and 20 RBI in 92 AB
Adrian Gonzalez 1B: .300, 13 HRs and 53 RBI
Clayton Kershaw SP: 7 – 5, 1.93 ERA and 126 SO (11th Pitcher)
Hyun-jin Ryu SP: 7 – 3, 2.82 ERA
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Posted on July 6, 2013, in The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged 2013 AL ALL Stars, 2013 ALL -Star Voting Results, 2013 All-Star Game, 2013 NL ALL - Stars, adam jones, adam wainwright, adrian beltre, adrian gonzalez, al central, AL East, AL West, alex gordon, All 30 MLB Teams, allen craig, American league, Andrew McCutchen, arizona diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, baltimore orioles, bartolo colon, boston red sox, bryce harper, bud norris, buster posey, carlos beltran, carlos gomez, carlos gonzalez, chicago cubs, chicago white sox, chris davis, chris sale, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, cincinnati reds, citi field, clay buchholz, clayton kershaw, cleveland indians, cliff lee, colorado rockies, craig kimbrel, david ortiz, david wright, detroit tigers, Domonic Brown, dustin pedroia, edwin encarnacion, ervin santana, evan longoria, everth cabrera, felix hernandez, Flushing Meadows, freddie freeman, gerardo parra, grant balfour, greg holland, hanley ramirez, hisashi iwakuma, houston astros, howie kendrick, Hyun-Jin Ryu, ian desmond, j.j. hardy, jason grilli, jason kipnis, jay bruce, jean segura, jed lowrie, jeff locke, jesse crain, jhonny peralta, joe mauer, joe nathan, joey votto, jonathan papelbon, jordan zimmermann, jose altuve, jose bautista, jose fernandez, josh donaldson, justin masterson, justin verlander, kansas city royals, kevin gregg, la angels, la dodgers, manny machado, Marco scutaro, mariano rivera, mark melancon, mat latos, matt carpenter, matt harvey, matt leake, matt moore, matt wieters, max scherzer, miami marlins, michael cuddyer, miguel cabrera, Mike Trout, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, national league, nelson cruz, new york mets, new york yankees, nick markakis, NL Central, NL east, nl west, oakland athletics, Patrick Corbin, paul goldschmidt, pedro alvarez, philadelphia phillies, pittsburgh pirates, prince fielder, raul ibanez, robinson cano, san diego padres, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, singleton, st louis cardinals, stephen strasburg, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, toronto blue jays, travis wood, troy tulowitzki, twitter @chuckbooth3024, washington nationals, yadier molina, yasiel puig, yu darvish. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.