2015 MLB All-Star Teams

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Now in its 85th year the Midsummer Classic is appearing at the Cincinnati Reds ballpark Great American Ball Park. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of 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 8

* – asterisk indicates starter

American League

Pitchers

Darren O’Day – Baltimore Orioles

5-0, 1.10 ERA, 0.80 WHIP

Zach Britton – Baltimore Orioles

23 SV, 1.77 ERA, 1.04 WHIP

Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox

7-4, 2.80 ERA, 147 K

David Price – Detroit Tigers

8-2, 2.54 ERA, 107 K

Dallas Keuchel – Houston Astros*

11-3, 2.14 ERA, 110 K

Wade Davis – Kansas City Royals

4-1, 0.24 ERA, .148 BAA

Huston Street – Los Angeles Angels

24 SV, 2.27 ERA, 0.93 WHIP

Hector Santiago – Los Angeles Angels

5-4, 2.40 ERA, .208 BAA

Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins

28 SV, 1.24 ERA, .193 BAA

Dellin Betances – New York Yankees

5-2, 1.61 ERA, .126 BAA

Sonny Gray – Oakland Athletics

9-3, 2.20 ERA, 102 K

Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners

10-5, 3.02 ERA, 1.07 WHIP

Chris Archer – Tampa Bay Rays

9-6, 2.74 ERA, 147 K

Notable Omissions: Yovani Gallardo – Rangers, Scott Kazmir – Athletics, David Robertson – White Sox, Koji Uehara – Red Sox

Catchers

Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals*

.262 AVG 14 HR 37 RBI

Brian McCann – New York Yankees

.258 AVG 13 HR 53 RBI

Stephen Vogt – Oakland Athletics

.283 AVG 13 HR 54 RBI

Notable Omissions: Russell Martin – Blue Jays

Infielders

3B Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles

.301 AVG 19 HR 48 RBI

INF/OF Brock Holt – Boston Red Sox

.293 AVG 2 HR 22 RBI

2B Jason Kipnis – Cleveland Indians

.335 AVG 6 HR 36 RBI

1B Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers*

.350 AVG 15 HR 54 RBI

SS Jose Iglesisas – Detroit Tigers

.324 AVG 1 HR 15 RBI

2B Jose Altuve – Houston Astros*

.299 AVG 7 HR 36 RBI

SS Alcides Escobar – Kansas City Royals*

.289 AVG 2 HR 31 RBI

1B Albert Pujols – Los Angeles Angels

.264 AVG 26 HR 56 RBI

1B Prince Fielder – Texas Rangers

.345 AVG 13 HR 51 RBI

3B Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays*

.299 AVG 21 HR 60 RBI

Notable Omissions: 2B Logan Forsythe – Rays, 3B Evan Longoria – Rays, 3B Brett Lawrie – Athletics, DH Alex Rodriguez – Yankees, 1B Mark Teixeira – Yankees, 2B Brian Dozier – Twins, 1B Joe Mauer – Twins, 1B Eric Hosmer – Royals, DH Kendrys Morales – Royals, 3B Mike Moustakas – Royals, SS Carlos Correa – Astros, 1B Jose Abreu – White Sox, SS Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox, 2B Dustin Pedroia – Red Sox, 1B Chris Davis – Orioles

Outfielders

Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles*

.284 AVG 11 HR 40 RBI

J.D. Martinez – Detroit Tigers

.291 AVG 24 HR 58 RBI

Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals*

.312 AVG 8 HR 41 RBI

Alex Gordon – Kansas City Royals

.279 AVG 11 HR 39 RBI

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels*

.305 AVG 24 HR 50 RBI

Brett Gardner – New York Yankees

.303 AVG 10 HR 40 RBI

Nelson Cruz – Seattle Mariners* (as DH)

.300 AVG 21 HR 51 RBI

Jose Bautista – Toronto Blue Jays

.234 AVG 17 HR 59 RBI

Notable Omissions: Josh Reddick – Athletics, Michael Brantley – Indians

National League

Pitchers

Shelby Miller – Atlanta Braves

5-4, 2.07 ERA, .214 BAA

Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds

17 SV, 1.73 ERA, .176 BAA

Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers

7-2, 1.48 ERA, 0.89 WHIP

Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers

6-6, 2.85 ERA, 160 K

Francisco Rodriguez – Milwaukee Brewers

19 SV, 1.41 ERA, 0.88 WHIP

Jacob DeGrom – New York Mets

9-6, 2.14 ERA, .206 BAA

Jonathan Papelbon – Philadelphia Phillies

14 SV, 1.60 ERA, .208 BAA

Mark Melancon – Pittsburgh Pirates

28 SV, 1.54 ERA, 0.98 WHIP

Gerrit Cole – Pittsburgh Pirates

12-3, 2.28 ERA, 113 K

A.J. Burnett – Pittsburgh Pirates

7-3, 1.99 ERA, 94 K

Trevor Rosenthal – St. Louis Cardinals

25 SV, 0.69 ERA, .199 BAA

Michael Wacha – St. Louis Cardinals

10-3, 2.93 ERA, 1.10 WHIP

Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals*

9-7, 2.12 ERA, 143 K

Notable Omissions: Drew Storen – Nationals, Carlos Martinez – Cardinals, Madison Bumgarner – Giants, James Shields – Padres, Francisco Liriano – Pirates, Cole Hamels – Phillies, Matt Harvey – Mets, Jeurys Familia – Mets, A.J. Ramos – Marlins, Johnny Cueto – Reds, Jake Arrieta – Cubs, Jason Grilli – Braves

Catchers

Yasmani Grandal – Los Angeles Dodgers

.277 AVG 14 HR 36 RBI

Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants*

.300 AVG 14 HR 57 RBI

Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

.289 AVG 2 HR 28 RBI

Notable Omissions: Derek Norris – Padres, Francisco Cervelli – Pirates, Nick Hundley – Rockies

Infielders

1B Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks*

.349 AVG 20 HR 68 RBI

1B Anthony Rizz0 – Chicago Cubs

.296 AVG 16 HR 48 RBI

3B Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs

.275 AVG 12 HR 50 RBI

3B Todd Frazier – Cincinnati Reds*

.281 AVG 25 HR 55 RBI

SS Troy Tulowitzki – Colorado Rockies*

.318 AVG 9 HR 45 RBI

2B D.J. LeMahieu – Colorado Rockies

.303 AVG 4 HR 34 RBI

3B Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies

.286 AVG 24 HR 68 RBI

1B Adrian Gonzalez – Los Angeles Dodgers

.290 AVG 16 HR 51 RBI

2B Dee Gordon – Miami Marlins*

.333 AVG 1 HR 21 RBI

2B Joe Panik – San Francisco Giants

.306 AVG 6 HR 30 RBI

SS Brandon Crawford – San Francisco Giants

.259 AVG 12 HR 50 RBI

SS Jhonny Peralta – St. Louis Cardinals* (as DH)

.292 AVG 12 HR 44 RBI

Notable Omissions: 3B Yunel Escobar – Nationals, 2B Kolten Wong – Cardinals, 2B Cesar Hernandez – Phillies, 3B Maikel Franco – Phillies, 1B Adam Lind – Brewers, SS Adeiny Hechavarria – Marlins, 2B Howie Kendrick – Dodgers, 3B Justin Turner – Dodgers, 1B Joey Votto – Reds, 1B Freddie Freeman – Braves

Outfielders

A.J. Pollock – Arizona Diamondbacks

.304 AVG 11 HR 42 RBI

Joc Pederson – Los Angeles Dodgers

.231 AVG 20 HR 39 RBI

Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins*

.265 AVG 27 HR 67 RBI

Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates*

.302 AVG 10 HR 53 RBI

Justin Upton – San Diego Padres

.259 AVG 14 HR 46 RBI

Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals*

.343 AVG 25 HR 60 RBI

Notable Omissions: Starling Marte – Pirates, Ben Revere – Phillies, Gerardo Parra – Brewers, Cameron Maybin – Braves

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