2014 MLB All-Star Teams

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Now in its 85th year the Midsummer Classic is appearing at the Minnesota Twins new ballpark Target Field. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league.

AVG – Batting Average

ERA – Earned Run Average

HR – Home Runs

RBI – Runs Batted In

SV – Saves

BAA – Batting Average Against

WHIP – Walks/Hits Per Innings Pitched

K – Strikeouts

Stats are accurate as of July 9th

* – asterisk indicates starter

National League

Pitchers

Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves

27 SV, 2.04 ERA, .143 BAA

Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves

8-6, 2.57 ERA, 110 K

Johnny Cueto – Cincinnati Reds

9-6, 2.03 ERA, 134 K

Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds

19 SV, 2.28 ERA, 0.83 WHIP

Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers*

10-2, 1.85 ERA, 0.87 WHIP

Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers

11-5, 2.73 ERA, 127 K

Francisco Rodriguez – Milwaukee Brewers

27 SV, 2.28 ERA, 0.88 WHIP

Huston Street – San Diego Padres

23 SV, 1.13 ERA, 0.78 WHIP

Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants

9-7, 3.36 ERA, 123 K

Pat Neshek – St. Louis Cardinals

3-0, 0.73 ERA, .128 BAA

Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals

11-4, 1.79 ERA, 0.92 WHIP

Rafael Soriano – Washington Nationals

21 SV, 1.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP

Jordan Zimmermann – Washington Nationals

6-4, 2.79 ERA, 96 K

Notable Omissions: Tim Hudson – Giants, Tyson Ross – Padres, Tony Watson – Pirates, Jonathan Papelbon – Phillies, Zach Duke – Brewers, Henderson Alvarez – Marlins, Josh Beckett – Dodgers, Alfredo Simon – Reds

Catchers

Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

.287 AVG 7 HR 30 RBI

Jonathan Lucroy – Milwaukee Brewers*

.323 AVG 9 HR 44 RBI

Devin Mesoraco – Cincinnati Reds

.305 AVG 15 HR 43 RBI

Notable Omissions: Evan Gattis – Braves (injury), Buster Posey – Giants

Infielders

1B Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks*

.312 AVG 16 HR 61 RBI

1B Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves

.297 AVG 13 HR 49 RBI

SS Starlin Castro – Chicago Cubs

.280 AVG 11 HR 52 RBI

3B Todd Frazier – Cincinnati Reds*

.289 AVG 17 HR 48 RBI

SS Troy Tulowitzki – Colorado Rockies*

.350 AVG 20 HR 49 RBI

1B Justin Morneau – Colorado Rockies

.313 AVG 13 HR 59 RBI

2B Dee Gordon – Los Angeles Dodgers

.298 AVG 2 HR 25 RBI

3B Casey McGehee – Miami Marlins

.320 AVG 1 HR 53 RBI

3B Aramis Ramirez – Milwaukee Brewers

.282 AVG 11 HR 41 RBI

2B Daniel Murphy – New York Mets

.297 AVG 7 HR 37 RBI

2B Chase Utley – Philadelphia Phillies*

.294 AVG 8 HR 46 RBI

3B/2B Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals

.284 AVG 13 HR 52 RBI

Notable Omissions: 1B Adam LaRoche – Nationals, 1B Anthony Rizzo – Cubs, 3B Matt Carpenter – Cardinals, SS Ian Desmond – Nationals

Outfielders

Hunter Pence – San Francisco Giants

.304 AVG 12 HR 33 RBI

Josh Harrison – Pittsburgh Pirates

.295 AVG 5 HR 25 RBI

Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates*

.316 AVG 14 HR 56 RBI

Carlos Gomez – Milwaukee Brewers*

.299 AVG 14 HR 46 RBI

Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins* (as DH)

.299 AVG 21 HR 63 RBI

Yasiel Puig – Los Angeles Dodgers*

.307 AVG 12 HR 50 RBI

Notable Omissions: Charlie Blackmon – Rockies, Justin Upton – Braves

American League

Pitchers

Koji Uehara – Boston Red Sox

18 SV, 1.65 ERA, 0.76 WHIP

Jon Lester – Boston Red Sox

9-7, 2.65 ERA, 134 K

Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox

8-1, 2.08 ERA, .190 BAA

Max Scherzer – Detroit Tigers

11-3, 3.35 ERA, 146 K

Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals

24 SV, 1.87 ERA, 1.97 BAA

Garrett Richards – Los Angeles Angels

10-2, 2.71 ERA, .196 BAA

Glenn Perkins – Minnesota Twins

21 SV, 3.13 ERA, 1.07 WHIP

Masahiro Tanaka – New York Yankees

12-4, 2.51 ERA, 135 K

Dellin Betances – New York Yankees

4-0, 1.52 ERA, .128 BAA

Scott Kazmir – Oakland Athletics

11-3, 2.38 ERA, 0.98 WHIP

Sean Doolittle – Oakland Athletics

13 SV, 2.98 ERA, 0.69 WHIP

Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners*

10-2, 2.11 ERA, 145 K

David Price – Tampa Bay Rays

8-7, 3.42 ERA, 159 K

Yu Darvish – Texas Rangers

8-5, 2.97 ERA, 142 K

Notable Omissions: Corey Kluber – Indians, Mark Buehrle – Blue Jays, Fernando Rodney – Mariners

Catchers

Derek Norris – Oakland Athletics

.302 AVG 8 HR 37 RBI

Kurt Suzuki – Minnesota Twins

.303 AVG 2 HR 34 RBI

Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals*

.284 AVG 11 HR 35 RBI

Notable Omissions: None

Infielders

SS Alexei Ramirez – Chicago White Sox

.283 AVG 8 HR 41 RBI

1B Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox*

.287 AVG 28 HR 71 RBI

1B/DH Victor Martinez – Detroit Tigers

.328 AVG 21 HR 55 RBI

1B Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers

.312 AVG 14 HR 70 RBI

2B Jose Altuve – Houston Astros

.339 AVG 2 HR 27 RBI

SS Erick Aybar – Los Angeles Angels

.283 AVG 6 HR 45 RBI

SS Derek Jeter – New York Yankees*

.270 AVG 2 HR 24 RBI

1B Brandon Moss – Oakland Athletics

.272 AVG 19 HR 63 RBI

3B Josh Donaldson – Oakland Athletics*

.241 AVG 20 HR 65 RBI

2B Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners*

.323 AVG 6 HR 52 RBI

3B Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers

.336 AVG 12 HR 49 RBI

1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion – Toronto Blue Jays*

.277 AVG 26 HR 70 RBI

Notable Omissions: 3B Kyle Seager – Mariners, 2B Brian Dozier – Twins, 1B Albert Pujols – Angels, 2B Ian Kinsler – Tigers, 1B/DH David Ortiz – Red Sox

Outfielders

Jose Bautista – Toronto Blue Jays*

.292 AVG 17 HR 52 RBI

Yoenis Cespedes – Oakland Athletics

.253 AVG 14 HR 56 RBI

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels*

.303 AVG 20 HR 64 RBI

Michael Brantley – Cleveland Indians

.325 AVG 14 HR 60 RBI

Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles*

.305 AVG 16 HR 53 RBI

Nelson Cruz – Baltimore Orioles

.292 AVG 28 HR 73 RBI

Notable Omissions: Melky Cabrera – Blue Jays

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