Baseball: All-American League Central Team

D.A.Senior Writer IJuly 18, 2008

Catcher: Joe Mauer (Min)
Mauer leads AL Central catchers with a .320 average, 41 RBI, .866 OPS, and 98 hits.

First Base: Justin Morneau (Min)
Morneau leads AL Central first basemen with a .323 average, 68 RBI, .905 OPS, and 119 hits. He also has 14 HR.

Second Base: Alexi Casilla (Min)
Casilla leads AL Central second basemen with a .322 average, 36 RBI, and .807 OPS.

Shortstop: Orlando Cabrera (Cws)
Cabrera leads AL Central shortstops with a .269 average, 105 hits, and .327 OBP. He also has 40 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

Third Base: Casey Blake (Cle)
Blake leads AL Central third basemen with a .282 average, 54 RBI, and .813 OPS. He also has 10 HR and 86 hits.

Outfield: Jermaine Dye (Cws)
Dye leads AL Central outfielders with an OPS of .931, .311 average, and 108 hits. He also has 21 HR and 58 RBI.

Outfield: Carlos Quentin (Cws)
Quentin leads AL Central outfielders with 71 RBI and (tied) 23 HR. He has a .911 OPS and is batting .279.

Outfield: Grady Sizemore (Cle)
Sizemore leads AL Central outfielders with (tied) 23 HR. He has a .911 OPS, 100 hits, 54 RBI, and is batting .273.

Designated Hitter: Jim Thome (Cws)
Thome leads AL Central designated hitters with a .253 average, .889 OPS, 18 HR, 52 RBI, and 73 hits.

Starting Pitcher: Cliff Lee (Cle)
Lee leads AL Central starters with a 2.31 ERA, 106 strikeouts, 12 wins, and 1.03 WHIP.

Starting Pitcher: John Danks (Cws)
Danks has a 2.67 ERA, 94 strikeouts, and a 1.15 WHIP.

Starting Pitcher: Armando Galarraga (Det)
Galarraga has a 3.14 ERA, .218 BAA, and a 1.20 WHIP in limited action.

Starting Pitcher: Gavin Floyd (Cws)
Floyd has 10 wins, .213 BAA, 1.20 WHIP, 75 strikeouts, and 3.63 ERA.

Starting Pitcher: Nick Blackburn (Min)
Blackburn has a 7-5 record, 1.27 WHIP, and a 3.65 ERA.

Closer: Joe Nathan (Min)
Nathan leads AL Central closers with 27 saves, 1.13 ERA, and 46 strikeouts.

Batting Order:

1. Grady Sizemore
2. Carlos Quentin
3. Joe Mauer
4. Justin Morneau
5. Jim Thome
6. Jermaine Dye
7. Orlando Cabrera
8. Casey Blake
9. Alexi Casilla

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