2008 MLB Rookies: AL vs. NL

Austin DrakeSenior Analyst IJune 20, 2008

This is a look at all-rookie American and National League lineups and pitching staffs.

Even though not all of these players have played in the majors yet, they still have a good chance during this season.


To be nice, both AL and NL have Designated Hitters.

American League Team
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (Red Sox)
2. Carlos Gomez, LF (Twins)
3. Evan Longoria, 3B (Rays)
4. Jeff Clement, C (Mariners)
5. Daric Barton, 1B (A’s)
6. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (A’s)
7. Brandon Wood, 2B (Angels)
8. Travis Snider, DH (Blue Jays)
9. Reid Brignac, SS (Rays)

SP: Luke Hochevar, KC
SP: Armando Galarraga, DET
SP: Clay Buchholz, BOS
RP: Nick Blackburn, MIN
RP: Justin Masterson, BOS
CL: Joba Chamberlain, NYY


National League Team

1. Justin Upton, CF (D’Backs)
2. Jay Bruce, LF (Reds)
3. Kosuke Fukudome, RF (Cubs)
4. Joey Votto, 1B (Reds)
5. Geovany Soto, C (Cubs)
6. Chase Headley, 3B (Padres)
7. Blake DeWitt, DH (Dodgers)
8. Ian Stewart, 2B (Rockies)
9. Matt Antonelli, SS (Padres)

SP: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
SP: Johnny Cueto, CIN
SP: Max Scherzer, ARI
RP: Jair Jurrjens, ATL
RP: Ross Detwiler, WAS
CL: Franklin Morales, COL


POWER: National League
SPEED: American League
DEFENSE: National League
POWER ARMS: American League
CONTROL: National League
ADVANTAGE: National League