2017 MLB All-Star Teams

For the 87th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. This will be the first MLB All-Star game played at the Miami Marlins new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2012. 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 7

* – asterisk indicates starter

American League

Pitchers

Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox

23 SV, 1.19 ERA, 0.50 WHIP

Chris Sale – Boston Red Sox*

11-4, 2.75 ERA, 178 K

Andrew Miller – Cleveland Indians

3-2, 1.49 ERA, 0.71 WHIP

Cody Allen – Cleveland Indians

16 SV, 2.70 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians

7-3, 2.85 ERA, 115 K

Michael Fulmer – Detroit Tigers

8-6, 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP

Dallas Keuchel – Houston Astros

9-0, 1.67 ERA, .183 BAA

Lance McCullers – Houston Astros

7-2, 3.05 ERA, 106 K

Jason Vargas – Kansas City Royals

12-3, 2.62 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

Brandon Kintzler – Minnesota Twins

24 SV, 2.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP

Ervin Santana – Minnesota Twins

10-6, 2.99 ERA, .206 BAA

Dellin Betances – New York Yankees

6 SV, 3.29 ERA, .147 BAA

Roberto Osuna – Toronto Blue Jays

22 SV, 2.06 ERA, 0.71 WHIP

Notable Omissions: Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays, Chris Archer – Rays, James Paxton – Mariners, Sean Manaea – Athletics, Luis Severino – Yankees, Jose Berrios – Twins, Blake Parker – Angels, Ken Giles – Astros, Carlos Carrasco – Indians

Catchers

Alex Avila – Detroit Tigers

.306 AVG, 11 HR, 29 RBI

Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals*

.288 AVG, 17 HR, 55 RBI

Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees

.283 AVG, 13 HR, 40 RBI

Notable Omissions: Brian McCann – Astros, Martin Maldonado – Angels, Mike Zunino – Mariners

Infielders

2B Jonathan Schoop – Baltimore Orioles

.297 AVG, 17 HR, 52 RBI

DH Trey Mancini – Baltimore Orioles

.315 AVG, 14 HR, 44 RBI

3B Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians

.332 AVG, 16 HR, 46 RBI

2B Jose Altuve – Houston Astros*

.342 AVG, 12 HR, 47 RBI

SS Carlos Correa – Houston Astros*

.320 AVG, 18 HR, 60 RBI

1B Eric Hosmer – Kansas City Royals*

.312 AVG, 11 HR, 40 RBI

3B Miguel Sano – Minnesota Twins*

.276 AVG, 20 HR, 61 RBI

1B Yonder Alonso – Oakland Athletics

.279 AVG, 19 HR, 42 RBI

SS Jean Segura – Seattle Mariners

.352 AVG, 6 HR, 28 RBI

2B Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners

.279 AVG, 17 HR, 60 RBI

SS Elvis Andrus – Texas Rangers

.301 AVG, 11 HR, 50 RBI

1B Justin Smoak – Toronto Blue Jays

.295 AVG, 23 HR, 55 RBI

Notable Omissions: Kendrys Morales – Blue Jays, Logan Morrison – Rays, Ryon Healy – Athletics, Jed Lowrie – Athletics, Didi Gregorius – Yankees, Starlin Castro – Yankees, Brian Dozier – Twins, Joe Mauer – Twins, Albert Pujols – Angels, Andrelton Simmons – Angels, Yunel Escobar – Angels, Mike Moustakas – Royals, Whit Merrifield – Royals, Yuli Gurriel – Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros, Miguel Cabrera – Tigers, Francisco Lindor – Indians, Edwin Encarnacion – Indians, Matt Davidson – White Sox, Jose Abreu – White Sox, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia – Red Sox, Mitch Moreland – Red Sox, Manny Machado – Orioles

Outfielders

Avisail Garcia – Chicago White Sox

.313 AVG, 11 HR, 51 RBI

Michael Brantley – Cleveland Indians

.307 AVG, 5 HR, 36 RBI

George Springer – Houston Astros*

.307 AVG, 27 HR, 60 RBI

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels*

.337 AVG, 16 HR, 36 RBI

Aaron Judge – New York Yankees*

.330 AVG, 30 HR, 66 RBI

Corey Dickerson – Tampa Bay Rays* (DH)

.315 AVG, 17 HR, 41 RBI

Notable Omissions: Steve Souza – Rays, Ben Gamel – Mariners, Nelson Cruz – Mariners, Khris Davis – Athletics, Aaron Hicks – Yankees, Eddie Rosario – Twins, Lorenzo Cain – Royals, Josh Reddick – Astros, Justin Upton – Tigers, J.D. Martinez – Tigers, Lonnie Chisenhall – Indians, Melky Cabrera – White Sox, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox, Mookie Betts – Red Sox, Adam Jones – Orioles

National League

Pitchers

Robbie Ray – Arizona Diamondbacks

8-4, 2.97 ERA, 141 K

Zack Greinke – Arizona Diamondbacks

11-4, 2.86 ERA, 131 K

Wade Davis – Chicago Cubs

16 SV, 1.80 ERA, .170 BAA

Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds

15 SV, 1.73 ERA, 0.94 WHIP

Greg Holland – Colorado Rockies

28 SV, 1.39 ERA, .156 BAA

Kenley Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers

21 SV, 0.98 ERA, 0.57 WHIP

Alex Wood – Los Angeles Dodgers

10-0, 1.67 ERA, .174 BAA

Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers

13-2, 2.19 ERA, 146 K

Corey Knebel – Milwaukee Brewers

13 SV, 1.11 ERA, 71 K

Pat Neshek – Philadelphia Phillies

2-2, 1.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP

Felipe Rivero – Pittsburgh Pirates

5 SV, 0.78 ERA, 0.72 WHIP

Carlos Martinez – St. Louis Cardinals

6-8, 3.40 ERA, 128 K

Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals*

10-5, 2.10 ERA, 173 K

Notable Omissions: Gio Gonzalez – Nationals, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals, Mike Leake – Cardinals, Brad Hand – Padres, Kirby Yates – Padres, Jacob DeGrom – Mets, Addison Reed – Mets, Chase Anderson – Brewers, Jimmy Nelson – Brewers, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks

Catchers

Yasmani Grandal – Los Angeles Dodgers

.267 AVG, 11 HR, 34 RBI

J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins

.303 AVG, 8 HR, 33 RBI

Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants*

.326 AVG, 10 HR, 35 RBI

Notable Omissions: Tyler Flowers – Braves

Infielders

2B Daniel Murphy – Washington Nationals*

.341 AVG, 14 HR, 62 RBI

1B Ryan Zimmerman – Washington Nationals

.334 AVG, 19 HR, 62 RBI

INF Jedd Gyorko – St. Louis Cardinals

.308 AVG, 13 HR, 44 RBI

2B Yangervis Solarte – San Diego Padres

.268 AVG, 10 HR, 40 RBI

3B Travis Shaw – Milwaukee Brewers

.296 AVG, 18 HR, 61 RBI

SS Corey Seager – Los Angeles Dodgers*

.298 AVG, 13 HR, 45 RBI

3B Justin Turner – Los Angeles Dodgers

.380 AVG, 8 HR, 33 RBI

3B Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies*

.302 AVG, 16 HR, 68 RBI

1B Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds

.315 AVG, 25 HR 64 RBI

SS Zach Cozart – Cincinnati Reds

.317 AVG, 9 HR, 34 RBI

1B Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks*

.313 AVG, 20 HR, 67 RBI

Notable Omissions: Chris Owings – Diamondbacks, Jake Lamb – Diamondbacks, Freddie Freeman – Braves, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs, Kris Bryant – Cubs, Scooter Gennett – Reds, D.J. LeMahieu – Rockies, Mark Reynolds – Rockies, Chris Taylor – Dodgers, Dee Gordon – Marlins, Justin Bour – Marlins, Orlando Arcia – Brewers, Josh Harrison – Pirates, Wil Myers – Padres, Eduardo Nunez – Giants, Joe Panik – Giants, Anthony Rendon – Nationals

Outfielders

Ender Inciarte – Atlanta Braves

.307 AVG, 7 HR, 34 RBI

Charlie Blackmon – Colorado Rockies*

.318 AVG, 19 HR, 60 RBI

Marcell Ozuna – Miami Marlins*

.314 AVG, 23 HR, 67 RBI

Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins* (DH)

.272 AVG, 24 HR, 56 RBI

Michael Conforto – New York Mets

.285 AVG, 14 HR, 41 RBI

Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates

.295 AVG, 16 HR, 49 RBI

Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals*

.321 AVG, 20 HR, 64 RBI

Notable Omissions: Matt Kemp – Braves, Nick Markakis – Braves, Adam Duvall – Reds, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers, Domingo Santana – Brewers, Jay Bruce – Mets, Aaron Altherr – Phillies

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