This is my new series, where I will look at each division, and decide their all-star team.
In this slideshow, the top player at each position so far this year will be featured, along with the honorable mention and the other choices.
The AL West is baseball smallest division, with just four teams; however, they may have the best outfield. With Ichiro and Vlady always favorites to make the mid-summer classic, you can imagine how talented this division is.
And there will be arguments, so leave a comment if you do not agree.
So, without further ado, I present the AL West All-star team:
A tough choice, the AL west has two Japenese catchers, and is full of catchers with great defense.
The thing that seperates Suzuki from the pack is his offense, however.
HONORABLE MENTION: Jarrod Salty
Other options (in no perticular order:)
Branyan may seem like an unlikely pick, however, he has performed best of all of the first basemen this year.
"Russel Muscle" has lived up to his name, with his power numbers sky high.
HONORABLE MENTION: Chris Davis
He has bashed the ball so far this year, crushing 9 homers and all with a .310 average.
HONORABLE MENTION: Jose Lopez
He has a .303 average, highest of all of the West's shortstops. The west is actually week as far as shortstops are concerned.
HONORABLE MENTION: Elvis Andrus
He's hitting .383.
HONORABLE MENTION: Adrian Beltre
While not hitting for average, he has bashed 4 homers, and is getting a grip on AL pitching.
Hunter is hitting .320 with 9 home runs. Now, while Josh Hamilton has impressed in the past days, his average is not up to par with Torii's. (Plus, any b-ball player with a girl's name gets bonus kudos from me.)
HONORABLE MENTION: Josh Hami
This position goes uncontested.
HONORABLE MENTION: Marlon Byrd
Angel's rotating righfield
TIE: HANK BLALOCK/JACK CUST
I couldn't make the choice between power and no average (Blalock) and more average, less power. (Cust)
HONORABLE MENTION: Ken Griffey, Jr.
The rotating mush that are the Angels' DHs
Hitters can only hit .225 against him. He has the most innings at 52, and 2.92 ERA
HONORABLE MENTION: Felix Hernandez
OTHER CHOICES: Dallas Braden
9 saves and has succesfully let up 0 runs. Kudos to you!
HONORABLE MENTION: Brian Fuentes
OTHER CHOICES: Brad Ziegler
That's it! Agree, diagree? Comment!