HBP all stars

July 9th, 2012 by pbr

Following up on last Friday’s post regarding who would make the All-Star team if it were chosen by who hit the most foul balls, below is how the roster really should work. This is how it would be if chosen by who got hit by the most pitches.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CATCHER
Russell Martin (NYY) – 6
Mike Napoli (TEX) – 6
Kelly Shoppach (BOS) – 5

FIRST BASE
Carlos Pena (TB) – 8
Prince Fielder (DET) – 6
Casey Kotchman (CLE) – 5
Mark Reynolds (BAL) – 5

SECOND BASE
Ramon Santiago (DET) – 5
Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 4
Gordon Beckham (CWS) – 4

THIRD BASE
Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – 7
Brett Lawrie (TOR) – 5
Kevin Youkilis (CWS) – 5

SHORT STOP
Alcides Escobar (KC) – 6
Asdrubal Cabrera (CLE) – 4
Brendan Ryan (SEA) – 3

LEFT FIELD
Josh Willingham (MIN) – 11
Daniel Nava (BOS) – 7
Matthew Joyce (TB) – 5

CENTER FIELD
Adam Jones (BAL) – 5
Alejandro De Aza (CWS) – 5
Craig Gentry (TEX) – 5

RIGHT FIELD
Shin-Soo Choo (CLE) – 7
Alex Rios (CWS) – 4
Jose Bautista (TOR) – 4

DESIGNATED HITTER
Edwin Encarnacion (TOR) – 8
Travis Hafner (CLE) – 6
Billy Butler (KC) – 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CATCHER
Carlos Ruiz (PHI) – 13
Miguel Montero (ARI) – 5
Jonathan Lucroy (MIL) – 3
Chris Snyder (HOU) – 3

FIRST BASE
Corey Hart (MIL) – 6
Frederick Freeman (ATL) – 4
Brett Wallace (HOU) – 3
Joey Votto (CIN) – 3

SECOND BASE
Danny Espinosa (WSH) – 7
Rickie Weeks (MIL) – 6
Dan Uggla (ATL) – 5

THIRD BASE
Aramis Ramirez (MIL) – 5
Cody Ransom (MIL) – 3
Hanley Ramirez (MIA) – 3
David Freese (STL) – 3
Chris Johnson (HOU) – 3

SHORT STOP
Clint Barmes (PIT) – 4
Brandon Crawford (SF) – 3
Ruben Tejada (NYM) – 3
Dee Gordon (LAD) – 3

LEFT FIELD
Ryan Braun (MIL) – 9
Carlos Quentin (SD) – 8
Alfonso Soriano (CHC) – 5

CENTER FIELD
David DeJesus (CHC) – 8
Jon Jay (STL) – 5
Nyjer Morgan (MIL) – 5

RIGHT FIELD
David DeJesus (CHC) – 8
Jose Tabata (PIT) – 6
Corey Hart (MIL) – 6

DESIGNATED HITTER
Carlos Quentin (SD) – 3 as DH, 8 total
Rickie Weeks (MIL) – 1 as DH, 6 total
Jordany Valdespin (NYM) – 1 as DH, 2 total
Jim Thome (BAL) – 1 as DH, 1 total

The best part about this method is that a team like this years’ Brewers can send two players at the same position.

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