MLB All Stars 2009

It is that All-Star time of year, so I thought I’d be ahead of the curve and post my AL and NL All Star picks for 2009. Now, mind you there is no equation I follow or anything like that. Just who I think deserves the accolade here at the midpoint of 2009. Anyway, 32 players per team and 1 player (at least) from each team. A couple players are injured (marked with an *), so I’ve also designated their replacements on the squads.

American League

Starters

  • C: Joe Mauer – MIN
  • 1B: Mark Teixiera – NYY
  • 2B: Ian Kinsler – TEX
  • 3B: Evan Longoria – TAM
  • SS: Derek Jeter – NYY
  • RF: Ichiro Suzuki – SEA
  • CF: Torii Hunter – LAA
  • LF: Jason Bay – BOS

Reserves

  • C: Victor Martinez – CLE; Kurt Suzuki – OAK
  • 1B: Kevin Youkilis – BOS; Justin Morneau – MIN
  • 2B: Aaron Hill – TOR
  • 3B: Brandon Inge – DET
  • SS: Marco Scutaro – TOR; Jason Bartlett – TAM
  • OF: Shin-soo Choo – CLE; Ben Zobrist – TAM; Jermaine Dye – CHW

Pitchers

  • SP: Cliff Lee – CLE; Zack Grienke – KCR; Tim Wakefield – BOS; Roy Halladay – TOR; Josh Beckett – BOS; Edwin Jackson – DET; Felix Hernandez – SEA
  • RP: Joe Nathan – MIN; Jonathan Papelbon – BOS; Mariano Rivera – NYY; David Aardsma – SEA; Hideki Okajima – BOS; Jonathan Johnson – BAL

National League

Starters

  • C: Brian McCann – ATL
  • 1B: Albert Pujols – STL
  • 2B: Chase Utley – PHI
  • 3B: David Wright – NYM
  • SS: Hanley Ramirez – FLA
  • RF: Justin Upton – ARI
  • CF: Carlos Beltran* – NYM (replacement: Matt Kemp – LAD)
  • LF: Ryan Braun – MIL

Reserves

  • C: Yadier Molina – STL
  • 1B: Prince Fielder – MIL; Adrian Gonzalez – SD; Adam LaRoche – PIT
  • 2B: Orlando Hudson – LAD
  • 3B: Pablo Sandoval – SFG; Ryan Zimmerman – WAS
  • SS: Miguel Tejada – HOU
  • OF: Raul Ibanez* – PHI (replacement: Hunter Pence – HOU); Brad Hawpe – COL

Pitchers:

  • SP: Dan Haren – ARI; Josh Johnson – FLA; Johan Santana – NYM; Matt Cain – SFG; Chad Billingsley – LAD; Tim Lincecum – SFG; Javier Vazquez – ATL; Ted Lilly – CHC
  • RP: Heath Bell – SD; Francisco Rodriguez – NYM; Ryan Franklin – STL; Huston Street – COL; Ryan Madson – PHI; Francisco Cordero – CIN

There you have it! Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “MLB All Stars 2009

  1. Your starters list looks almost exactly like my all-star ballot, and I think pretty closely tracks SLG%. I haven’t verified that, but there are a lot of HR in those lineups.

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