Wednesday, July 1, 2009

American League All-Star Selections

The official halfway point of the Major League baseball season is just a couple days away, and baseball's mid-summer classic takes place on July 14th. With the all-star game right around the corner, I wanted to give The Bay Area Sports Blogs All Star selections, starting with the American League today while saving the NL until Friday's post.

American League Roster
Starting Lineup-

1. LF Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays
2. 2B Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers
3. C Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
4. 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
5. CF Torii Hunter, LA Angels
6. 1B Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins
7. RF Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox
8. SS Jason Bartlett, Tampa Bay Rays
9. SP Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals


2B Aaron Hill, Toronto Blue Jays
C/1B Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians
OF Johnny Damon, New York Yankees
1B Mark Teixiera, NY Yankees
IF Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
OF Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers
OF Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays
C/3B Brandon Inge, Detroit Tigers
OF Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
1B/3B Russel Branyan, Seattle Mariners
OF Jermaine Dye, Chicago White Sox
SS Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
IF/OF Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching Staff-

RHP Roy Halliday, Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Joe Nathan, Minnesota Twins
RHP Andrew Bailey, Oakland Athletics
RHP Felix Hernandez, RHP Seattle Mariners
RHP Jered Weaver, LA Angels
RHP Edwin Jackson, Detroit Tigers
LHP Mark Buehrle, Chicago White Sox
RHP Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox
RHP Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
LHP George Sherrill, Baltimore Orioles
RHP Kevin Millwood, Texas Rangers

*Keep in mind that all teams in the league need to be represented on the 33-man roster.

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