MLB All Star Game

First Half Baseball All-Stars, Presented by Fantasy Baseball Dugout

Jonathan BentzAnalyst IJune 25, 2008

It’s the middle of Week 13 in most fantasy baseball leagues, which technically counts as the halfway point of the fantasy baseball season.

With that in mind, your friends at Fantasy Baseball Dugout would like to hand out some All-Star nominations for great first half performances.

At FBD, we don't care about All-Star traditions like having one player from each team, or fielding a 25-man roster. The only thing that matters is producing numbers for fantasy owners.

Our All-Star lineup was be created with the parameters of a typical fantasy baseball starting lineup (1 each 0f the infield positions, 3 outfielders, 1 DH/utility, 2 starting pitchers, 2 closers, 3 utility pitchers). Standard 5×5 fantasy baseball league settings were used for determining the top players.

  • Catcher: Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves (.305 average, 14 homeruns, 44 RBI, 35 runs scored, 1 stolen base)
  • First Base: Lance Berkman, Houston Astros (.358, 21, 62, 68, 12)
  • Second Base: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies (.289, 22, 63, 57, 6)
  • Third Base: Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves (.395, 16, 46, 48, 2)
  • Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins (.294, 16, 33, 66, 19)
  • Outfielders:
    • Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers (.310, 19, 76, 50, 2)
    • Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh Pirates (.293, 15, 51, 59, 9)
    • Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (.287, 20, 57, 44, eight)
  • DH/Utility: Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers (.303, 12, 47, 65, 19)
  • Starting Pitchers:
    • Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati Reds (10 wins, 2 losses, 1.71 ERA, 110 strikeouts, 1.17 WHIP)
    • Ben Sheets, Milwaukee Brewers (9-1, 2.59, 84, 1.04)
  • Relief Pitchers:
    • Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees (2-2, 21 saves, 0.76 ERA, 40 strikeouts, 0.57 WHIP)
    • Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs (4-1, 19, 2.56, 46, 0.85)
  • Utility Pitchers:
    • Cliff Lee, Cleveland Indians (10-1, 2.45, 79, 1.08)
    • Dan Haren, Arizona Diamondbacks (8-4, 3.04, 89, 0.96)
    • Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays (8-6, 2.90, 93, 1.04)

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