Saturday, June 30, 2012

Votto leads roster for second annual Redlegs Review NL All-Star team

 

Believe it or not, the midway point of the 2012 season and subsequent All-Star break are just around the corner. In preparation for this momentous occasion, Major League Baseball is all set to unveil the rosters for both the American and National Leagues for the 83rd annual All-Star Game on Sunday. We thought it would be fun if we beat them to the punch and created a legitimate roster of our own first.

I asked the RR crew to compile a roster made up of the 34 most-deserving players to represent the NL in the upcoming Midsummer Classic. After a bit of bickering, a hint of lobbying, and some occasional bribing, here's the team we arrived at.

The 2nd Annual Redlegs Review National League All-Star Team:
C - Carlos Ruiz (PHI) .362 BA, 11 HR, 43 RBI, 17 2B, .588 SLG
1B - Joey Votto (CIN) .349 BA, .474 OBP, 14 HR, 47 RBI, 32 2B, 1.109 OPS
2B - Brandon Phillips (CIN) .289 BA, 10 HR, 46 RBI, 40 RS, 11 2B
SS - Starlin Castro (CHC) .301 BA, 6 HR, 39 RBI, 23 XBH, 16 SB
3B - David Wright (NYM) .361 BA, .453 OBP, 9 HR, 49 RBI, 26 2B, 50 RS
LF - Ryan Braun (MIL) .311 BA, 20 HR, 52 RBI, 47 RS, .988 OPS
CF - Carlos Beltran (STL) .312 BA, .400 OBP, 20 HR, 59 RBI, 47 RS
RF - Carlos Gonzalez (COL) .338 BA, 17 HR, 56 RBI, 18 2B, 56 RS
DH - Andre Ethier (LAD) .291 BA, 10 HR, 55 RBI, 23 2B, .357 OBP

C - Yadier Molina (STL) .316 BA, 12 HR, 44 RBI, 15 2B, 33 RS
C - Buster Posey (SF) .300 BA, 10 HR, 40 RBI, 14 2B, 31 RS
1B - Adam LaRoche (WSH) .251 BA, .336 OBP, 15 HR, 48 RBI, 16 2B
2B - Jose Altuve (HOU) .309 BA, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 27 XBH, 45 RS
2B - Aaron Hill (ARI) .293 BA, 10 HR, 35 RBI, 30 XBH, 33 RS
SS - Jed Lowrie (HOU) .262 BA, .350 OBP, 14 HR, 33 RBI, 15 2B
3B - David Freese (STL) .285 BA, 13 HR, 47 RBI, 35 RS, .829 OPS
3B - Chase Headley (SD) .273 BA, .373 OBP, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 17 2B
OF - Melky Cabrera (SF) .355 BA, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 53 RS, .921 OPS
OF - Andrew McCutchen (PIT) .336 BA, 14 HR, 48 RBI, 33 XBH, 42 RS
OF - Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) .274 BA, 17 HR, 46 RBI, 19 2B, 41 RS

Others receiving votes: OF Jay Bruce (CIN), OF Michael Bourn (ATL), OF Matt Holliday (STL), and SS Jose Reyes (NYM)

Honorable Mentions: C Miguel Montero (ARI), 1B Carlos Lee (HOU), 2B Dan Uggla (ATL), SS Rafael Furcal (STL), SS Ian Desmond (WSH), 3B Aramis Ramirez (MIL), 3B Hanley Ramirez (MIA), OF Hunter Pence (PHI), OF Martin Prado (ATL), and OF Jason Kubel (ARI)

SP - R.A. Dickey (NYM) 11-1, 2.31 ERA, 0.914 WHIP, 3 CG, 4.42 K/BB
SP - Matt Cain (SF) 9-2, 2.27 ERA, 0.897 WHIP, 2 SHO, 4.86 K/BB
SP - Johnny Cueto (CIN) 9-4, 2.26 ERA, 1.142 WHIP, 2 CG
SP - Stephen Strasburg (WSH) 9-2, 2.60 ERA, 1.044 WHIP, 11.8 SO/9
SP - Gio Gonzalez (WSH) 10-3, 2.78 ERA, 1.081 WHIP, 10.7 So/9
SP - Cole Hamels (PHI) 10-3, 3.03 ERA, 1.077 WHIP, 4.24 K/BB
SP - Zack Greinke (MIL) 9-2, 2.82 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, 4.64 K/BB
SP - James McDonald (PIT) 7-3, 2.44 ERA, 0.979 WHIP, 1 CG
SP - Wade Miley (ARI) 9-3, 2.19 ERA, 1.007 WHIP, 3.56 K/BB
RP - Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 1.55 ERA, 22 SV, 0.793 WHIP, 14.9 SO/9
RP - Aroldis Chapman (CIN) 4-4, 1.98 ERA, 9 SV, 0.771 WHIP, 5.33 K/BB
RP - Tyler Clippard (WSH) 1.95 ERA, 12 SV, 0.897 WHIP,
RP - Joel Hanrahan (PIT) 3-0, 2.10 ERA, 20 SV, 1.067 WHIP, 10 HLD
RP - Santiago Casilla (SF) 2.70 ERA, 21 SV, 1.200 WHIP

Others receiving votes: RP Kenley Jansen (LAD) and RP Jonathan Papelbon (PHI)

Honorable Mentions: SP Lance Lynn (STL), SP Kyle Lohse (STL), SP Ryan Vogelsong (SF), SP Madison Bumgarner (SF), SP Chris Capuano (LAD), RP Matt Belisle (COL), RP Jason Grilli (PIT) and RP Sean Burnett (WSH)

*Stats are through all games played on 6/28

The team was voted upon by three members of the RR staff including myself (Jimmi Adair - @Redlegs_Review), Jesse Welte (@Redlegs_Writer) and Scott Eddy (@scotte97). Drop a line in the comment section below to share your thoughts on our selections.

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