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What the 2011 MLB All Star Rosters Should Be

Mike AndersonCorrespondent IJanuary 18, 2017

What the 2011 MLB All Star Rosters Should Be

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    The 2011 season has been one of parity.  As of June 23, 2011 only one division (NL East) has a team that is in first place by more than 2 games.

    The All Star Game should represent who are the best players from each team, not who the most popular players are.  Since the game decides home-field for the World Series (when will they rectify that ridiculous decision?) and since there are so many teams that have a chance this year, then it is extremely important to make sure the best players play. 

    In my opinion this is who should be playing in the 2011 all star game.  I took the basic rules for the rosters into account, 34 players per roster, with at least one player from each team.  Each roster usually has about eight starting pitchers and five relief pitchers, so I stuck with that as well.

    I'm sure things might change in the next few weeks, but this slideshow is written as of June 23rd. Also all stats are through June 22nd.

Just Missed the Cut

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    These guys just missed the cut, do you think they deserve it more than the players I picked?

    PS: I left Pujols off the roster and list because he won't be able to play.

    NATIONAL LEAGUE

    C- Yadier Molina

    1B- Todd Helton

    SS- Jimmy Rollins

    SS- Stephen Drew

    3B- Aramis Ramirez

    OF- Chris Young

    OF- Carlos Beltran

    OF- Hunter Pence

    OF- Andre Ethier

    OF- Mike Stanton

    SP- Jaime Garcia

    SP- Shawn Marcum

    SP- Tommy Hanson

    SP- Tim Lincecum

    RP- John Axford

    RP- Huston Street

    RP- Craig Kimbrel

    RP- Ryan Madson

    RP- Francisco Cordero

     

    AMERICAN LEAGUE:

    C- A.J. Pierzynski

    1B- Mark Teixeira

    1B/DH- Adam Lind

    2B- Howard Kendrick

    SS- Alexei Ramirez

    SS- Yunel Escobar

    SS- Elvin Andrus

    3B- Adrian Beltre

    OF- Carlos Quentin

    OF- Melky Cabrera

    OF- Ben Zobrist

    OF- Ichiro Suzuki

    DH- Michael Young

    DH- Victor Martinez

    SP- Felix Hernandez

    SP- David Price

    SP- Jon Lester

    SP- Dan Haren

    SP- Alexi Ogando

    RP- Sergio Santos

    RP- Al Alburquerque

NL Reserve Catcher: Miguel Montero

3 of 70

    AVG: .279

    HITS: 63

    DOUBLES: 20

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 8

    RBI: 37

    SB: 0

    OBP: .356

    SLG: .473

    OPS: .829

NL Reserve First Baseman: Gaby Sanchez

4 of 70

    AVG: .302

    HITS: 86

    DOUBLES: 18

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 13

    RBI: 45

    SB: 0

    OBP: .377

    SLG: .502

    OPS: .879

NL Reserve First Baseman: Ryan Howard

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    AVG: .261

    HITS: 72

    DOUBLES: 17

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 16

    RBI: 61

    SB: 0

    OBP: .357

    SLG: .504

    OPS: .861

NL Reserve Second Baseman: Brandon Phillips

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    AVG: .282

    HITS: 82

    DOUBLES: 15

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 5

    RBI: 37

    SB: 4

    OBP: .338

    SLG: .385

    OPS: .722

NL Reserve Shorstop: Troy Tulowitzki

7 of 70

    AVG: .274

    HITS: 78

    DOUBLES: 18

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 13

    RBI: 49

    SB: 6

    OBP: .338

    SLG: .488

    OPS: .825

NL Reserve Shortstop: Starlin Castro

8 of 70

    AVG: .322

    HITS: 99

    DOUBLES: 21

    TRIPLES: 5

    HOME RUNS: 2

    RBI: 36

    SB: 10

    OBP: .352

    SLG: .443

    OPS: .795

NL Reserve Third Baseman: Chipper Jones

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    AVG: .263

    HITS: 63

    DOUBLES: 19

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 7

    RBI: 41

    SB:1

    OBP: .354

    SLG: .438

    OPS: .791

NL Reserve Outfielder: Justin Upton

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    AVG: .304

    HITS: 86

    DOUBLES: 21

    TRIPLES: 3

    HOME RUNS: 12

    RBI: 39

    SB: 13

    OBP: .384

    SLG: .527

    OPS: .910

NL Reserve Outfielder: Andrew McCutchen

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    AVG: .289

    HITS: 78

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 37

    SB: 14

    OBP: .393

    SLG: .474

    OPS: .867

NL Reserve Outfielder: Jay Bruce

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    AVG: .277

    HITS: 77

    DOUBLES: 12

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 17

    RBI: 49

    SB: 6

    OBP: .348

    SLG: .511

    OPS: .859

NL Reserve Outfielder: Carlos Gonzalez

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    AVG: .281

    HITS: 78

    DOUBLES: 15

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 43

    SB: 11

    OBP: .341

    SLG: .450

    OPS: .790

NL Reserve Outfielder: Michael Bourn

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    AVG: .284

    HITS: 84

    DOUBLES: 19

    TRIPLES: 5

    HOME RUNS: 1

    RBI: 25

    SB: 32

    OBP: .353

    SLG: .392

    OPS: .744

NL Reserve Pitcher: Cliff Lee

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    RECORD: 8-5

    ERA: 2.87

    STRIKEOUTS: 114

    WHIP: 1.115

NL Reserve Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw

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    RECORD: 7-3

    ERA: 3.01

    STRIKEOUTS: 117

    WHIP: 1.059

NL Reserve Pitcher: Cole Hamels

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    RECORD: 9-3

    ERA: 2.51

    STRIKEOUTS: 103

    WHIP: 0.933

NL Reserve Pitcher: Ian Kennedy

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    RECORD: 8-2

    ERA: 2.90

    STRIKEOUTS: 89

    WHIP: 1.086

NL Reserve Pitcher: Anibal Sanchez

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    RECORD: 6-1

    ERA: 2.90

    STRIKEOUTS: 101

    WHIP: 1.128

NL Reserve Pitcher: Jhoulys Chacin

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    RECORD: 8-4

    ERA: 2.71

    STRIKEOUTS: 88

    WHIP: 1.084

NL Reserve Pitcher: Jair Jurrjens

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    RECORD: 9-3

    ERA: 2.11

    STRIKEOUTS: 53

    WHIP: 1.138

NL Reserve Pitcher: Brian Wilson

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    SAVES: 20

    ERA: 2.45

    STRIKEOUTS: 33

    WHIP: 1.424

NL Reserve Pitcher: Drew Storen

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    SAVES: 18

    ERA: 2.35

    STRIKEOUTS: 31

    WHIP: 0.965

NL Reserve Pitcher: Jonny Venters

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    HOLDS: 15

    ERA: 0.57

    STRIKEOUTS: 50

    WHIP: 0.824

NL Reserve Pitcher: Heath Bell

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    SAVES: 19

    ERA: 2.70

    STRIKEOUTS: 24

    WHIP: 1.133

NL Reserve Pitcher: Joel Hanrahan

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    SAVES: 20

    ERA: 1.31

    STRIKEOUTS: 30

    WHIP: 0.961

AL Reserve Catcher: Carlos Santana

27 of 70

    AVG: .232

    HITS: 55

    DOUBLES: 13

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 31

    SB: 3

    OBP: .360

    SLG: .414

    OPS: .773

AL Reserve First Baseman: Miguel Cabrera

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    AVG: .327

    HITS: 84

    DOUBLES: 20

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 15

    RBI: 50

    SB: 1

    OBP: .449

    SLG: .580

    OPS: 1.028

AL Reserve First Baseman: Paul Konerko

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    AVG: .327

    HITS: 89

    DOUBLES: 12

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 21

    RBI: 59

    SB: 1

    OBP: .398

    SLG: .603

    OPS: 1.001

AL Reserve Second Baseman: Dustin Pedroia

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    AVG: .274

    HITS: 76

    DOUBLES: 14

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 6

    RBI: 33

    SB: 13

    OBP: .390

    SLG: .397

    OPS: .788

AL Reserve Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta

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    AVG: .298

    HITS: 71

    DOUBLES: 12

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 11

    RBI: 40

    SB: 0

    OBP: .351

    SLG: .504

    OPS: .855

AL Reserve Third Baseman: Kevin Youkilis

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    AVG: .279

    HITS: 69

    DOUBLES: 21

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 11

    RBI: 53

    SB: 1

    OBP: .395

    SLG: .506

    OPS: .901

AL Reserve Outfielder: Alex Gordon

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    AVG: .288

    HITS: 84

    DOUBLES: 22

    TRIPLES: 4

    HOME RUNS: 9

    RBI: 43

    SB: 5

    OBP: .356

    SLG: .483

    OPS: .839

AL Reserve Outfielder: Brennan Boesch

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    AVG: .300

    HITS: 78

    DOUBLES: 18

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 38

    SB: 3

    OBP: .359

    SLG: .485

    OPS: .843

AL Reserve Outfielder: Adam Jones

35 of 70

    AVG: .293

    HITS: 80

    DOUBLES: 13

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 11

    RBI: 43

    SB: 5

    OBP: .336

    SLG: .469

    OPS: .804

AL Reserve Outfielder: Matt Joyce

36 of 70

    AVG: .309

    HITS: 69

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 36

    SB: 4

    OBP: .372

    SLG: .534

    OPS: .905

AL Reserve Outfielder: Carlos Quentin

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    AVG: .258

    HITS: 66

    DOUBLES: 21

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 17

    RBI: 48

    SB: 1

    OBP: .358

    SLG: .535

    OPS: .892

AL Reserve Utility: Michael Cuddyer

38 of 70

    AVG: .283

    HITS: 72

    DOUBLES: 13

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 10

    RBI: 29

    SB: 7

    OBP: .346

    SLG: .453

    OPS: .799

AL Reserve Pitcher: Jered Weaver

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    RECORD: 9-4

    ERA: 2.01

    STRIKEOUTS: 102

    WHIP: 0.920

AL Reserve Pitcher: James Shields

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    RECORD: 7-4

    ERA: 2.40

    STRIKEOUTS: 108

    WHIP: 1.003

AL Reserve Pitcher: Josh Beckett

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    RECORD: 6-2

    ERA: 1.86

    STRIKEOUTS: 79

    WHIP: 0.924

AL Reserve Pitcher: C.J. Wilson

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    RECORD: 7-3

    ERA: 3.17

    STRIKEOUTS: 97

    WHIP: 1.229

AL Reserve Pitcher: C.C. Sabathia

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    RECORD: 9-4

    ERA: 3.39

    STRIKEOUTS: 84

    WHIP: 1.237

AL Reserve Pitcher: Gio Gonzalez

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    RECORD: 6-5

    ERA: 2.59

    STRIKEOUTS: 90

    WHIP: 1.298

AL Reserve Pitcher: Michael Pineda

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    RECORD: 7-4

    ERA: 2.64

    STRIKEOUTS: 85

    WHIP: 1.026

AL Reserve Pitcher: Jose Valverde

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    SAVES: 17

    ERA: 2.61

    STRIKEOUTS: 32

    WHIP: 1.258

AL Reserve Pitcher: Mariano Rivera

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    SAVES: 19

    ERA: 1.84

    STRIKEOUTS: 23

    WHIP: 1.023

AL Reserve Pitcher: Chris Perez

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    SAVES: 18

    ERA: 2.54

    STRIKEOUTS: 20

    WHIP: 1.235

AL Reserve Pitcher: Jordan Walden

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    SAVES: 17

    ERA: 2.45

    STRIKEOUTS: 38

    WHIP: 1.212

AL Reserve Pitcher: Kyle Farnsworth

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    SAVES: 15

    ERA: 2.17

    STRIKEOUTS: 20

    WHIP: 0.862

NL Starting Catcher: Brian McCann

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    AVG: .305

    HITS: 74

    DOUBLES: 14

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 13

    RBI: 43

    SB: 2

    OBP: .380

    SLG: .523

    OPS: .903

NL Starting First Baseman: Prince Fielder

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    AVG: .306

    HITS: 81

    DOUBLES: 18

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 20

    RBI: 63

    SB: 0

    OBP: .426

    SLG: .608

    OPS: 1.033

NL Starting Second Baseman: Rickie Weeks

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    AVG: .287

    HITS: 88

    DOUBLES: 19

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 14

    RBI: 32

    SB: 7

    OBP: .356

    SLG: .498

    OPS: .854

NL Starting Shortstop: Jose Reyes

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    AVG: .335

    HITS: 105

    DOUBLES: 20

    TRIPLES: 13

    HOME RUNS: 3

    RBI: 29

    SB: 26

    OBP: .381

    SLG: .511

    OPS: .892

NL Starting Third Baseman: Placido Polanco

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    AVG: .292

    HITS: 82

    DOUBLES: 10

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 4

    RBI: 39

    SB: 3

    OBP: .341

    SLG: .370

    OPS: .711

NL Starting Outfielder: Matt Kemp

56 of 70

    AVG: .328

    HITS: 89

    DOUBLES: 15

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 20

    RBI: 58

    SB: 21

    OBP: .420

    SLG: .620

    OPS: 1.040

NL Starting Outfielder: Ryan Braun

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    AVG: .309

    HITS: 86

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 3

    HOME RUNS: 15

    RBI: 54

    SB: 16

    OBP: .395

    SLG: .550

    OPS: .945

NL Starting Outfielder: Lance Berkman

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    AVG: .307

    HITS: 66

    DOUBLES: 11

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 17

    RBI: 51

    SB: 0

    OBP: .418

    SLG: .595

    OPS: 1.013

NL Starting DH: Joey Votto

59 of 70

    AVG: .318

    HITS: 87

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 9

    RBI: 43

    SB: 6

    OBP: .440

    SLG: .489

    OPS: .930

NL Starting Pitcher: Roy Halladay

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    RECORD: 9-3

    ERA: 2.51

    STRIKEOUTS: 119

    WHIP: 1.039

AL Starting Catcher: Alex Avila

61 of 70

    AVG: .300

    HITS: 61

    DOUBLES: 14

    TRIPLES: 3

    HOME RUNS: 9

    RBI: 41

    SB: 3

    OBP: .373

    SLG: .532

    OPS: .905

AL Starting First Baseman: Adrian Gonzalez

62 of 70

    AVG: .359

    HITS: 109

    DOUBLES: 25

    TRIPLES: 3

    HOME RUNS: 15

    RBI: 69

    SB: 1

    OBP: .410

    SLG: .609

    OPS: 1.019

AL Starting Second Baseman: Robinson Cano

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    AVG: .299

    HITS: 84

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 2

    HOME RUNS: 14

    RBI: 48

    SB: 6

    OBP: .344

    SLG: .520

    OPS: .864

AL Starting Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera

64 of 70

    AVG: .296

    HITS: 89

    DOUBLES: 19

    TRIPLES: 3

    HOME RUNS: 12

    RBI: 43

    SB: 12

    OBP: .345

    SLG: .498

    OPS: .843

AL Starting Third Baseman

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    AVG: .296

    HITS: 76

    DOUBLES: 16

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 13

    RBI: 45

    SB: 4

    OBP: .375

    SLG: .510

    OPS: .885

AL Starting Outfielder: Jose Bautista

66 of 70

    AVG: .325

    HITS: 77

    DOUBLES: 10

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 22

    RBI: 47

    SB: 5

    OBP: .470

    SLG: .654

    OPS: 1.124

AL Starting Outfielder: Curtis Granderson

67 of 70

    AVG: .278

    HITS: 78

    DOUBLES: 11

    TRIPLES: 6

    HOME RUNS: 21

    RBI: 54

    SB: 10

    OBP: .356

    SLG: .584

    OPS: .940

AL Starting Outfielder: Jacoby Ellsbury

68 of 70

    AVG: .310

    HITS: 92

    DOUBLES: 22

    TRIPLES: 0

    HOME RUNS: 8

    RBI: 38

    SB: 24

    OBP: .372

    SLG: .465

    OPS: .837

AL Starting DH: David Ortiz

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    AVG: .313

    HITS: 84

    DOUBLES: 20

    TRIPLES: 1

    HOME RUNS: 17

    RBI: 48

    SB: 1

    OBP: .391

    SLG: .586

    OPS: .977

AL Starting Pitcher: Justin Verlander

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    Record: 9-3

    ERA: 2.54

    STRIKEOUTS: 110

    WHIP: 0.854

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