Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The REAL NL All Star Team
Here is the NL All Star team and you my be surprised.
Catcher: Brian McCann (.313 BA, 10 HR, 33 RBI's, 0 SB)
Brian McCann is the best catcher in all of baseball and that of course means he should be in the ASG 2008 and expect that to come for a few more years.
1st Base: Lance Berkman ( .385 BA, 17 HR, 47 RBI's, 10 SB)
When I hear Lance Berkman I think of MVP. Berkman is the MVP of the National League after going into June with 17 homers and 10 stolen bases and is a candidate for the 40/40 club.
2nd Base: Chase Utley ( .320 BA, 21 HR, 52 RBI's, 6 SB)
Chase Utley will be Berkman's runner-up. He leads the majors in homers and if he stays healthy expect him to keep it up.
3rd Base: Chipper Jones ( .407 BA, 12 HR, 35 RBI's, 0 SB)
Is it possible for .400? I think so. Any guy that has 200 at bats and is batting .407 in June deserves to be in the ASG even if he has been hurt.
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez ( .292 BA, 9 HR, 23 RBI's, 13 SB)
Hanley beats out the great Jose Reyes slightly. Hanley hasn't been that good of late but still has better stats then Reyes in homers and batting average.
Outfield: Ryan Braun ( .297 BA, 15 HR, 42 RBI's, 2 SB), Adam Dunn ( .254 BA, 15 HR, 39 RBI's, 1 SB), Ryan Ludwick ( .321 BA, 13 HR, 42 RBI's, 3 SB)
I have nothing to say besides the fact these guys are the best outfielders in the National League.
Starting Pichers: Brandon Webb ( 10-2, 2.69 ERA), Carlos Zambrano ( 8-1, 2.51 ERA), Ryan Dempster ( 7-2, 2.75), Tim Lincecum ( 7-1, 2.23 ERA), Edison Volquez (7-2, 1.46 ERA)
Closers: Jose Valverde ( 4-1, 15 Saves, 3.86 ERA) and Brad Lidge (1-0, 14 Saves, 0.75 ERA)
They were traded for each other this off season.