The All Star Game: The AL Team

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IJuly 5, 2008

Here is the starting lineup for the 2008 American League All-Stars. The All-Star game is July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

 

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins—Hitting .326 with 36 RBI Mauer is the best catcher in the league right now.

 

First Base: Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox—Youk as outslugged Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (.532 to .438) so he gets the nod at first.

 

Second Base: Ian Kinsler, Rangers—He as been red-hot the first half of the season, batting .323 with 50 RBI an 13 home runs.

 

Third Base: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees—A-Rod is among the league leaders in average (.321) and doing it only 66 games. He had a hot June, batting .366.

 

Shortstop: Derek Jeter, Yankees—Even with his .275 average, he is still the best shortstop in the AL.

 

Outfielder: Josh Hamilton, Rangers—An easy choice, Hamilton leads the league with 82 RBI. He is also the best story in the majors.

 

Outfielder: J.D. Drew, Red Sox—Drew as filled in nicely in the absence of Big Papi. Batting .304 with 16 home runs. Drew also ranks among the top in the league in runs and OPS.

 

Outfielder: Carlos Quentin, White Sox—Quentin is second in the AL in home runs (16) and fourth in RBI (61).

 

Designated Hitter: Milton Bradley, Rangers—With 17 homers and 51 RBI Bradley is having an amazing season for the Rangers.

 

Starting Pitcher: Cliff Lee, Indians—With an 11-1 record Lee as been the ace of a struggling Indians staff. A 2.26 ERA and 93 K's Lee is having a career year.

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