Reply #1 Posted at Tue Nov 29 00:35:09 2016
Now that the all-star game counts Raul Jimenez Jersey , with the winner grabbing home field advantage for their league in the World Series, the all-star roster means a great deal for the top teams in the National League. Lets run through the position players who deserve an all-star start for the N.L.
Catcher: Miguel Olivo, Colorado Rockies. Miguel Olivo is finally having the type of season imagined by scouts that thought he could one day be a star. Though Brian McCann will probably get the start because hes more popular, Olivo is leading N.L. catchers in run production and is sure-handed behind the plate.
Backup: Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves. Even if Olivo is having the better season to this point, McCann is still the second most talented catcher in the entire league, trailing only Joe Mauer. He should be on the all-star game roster for a long, long time.
First Base: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals. The Machine isnt having his best season Raul Garcia Jersey , but is still one of the best players Levitra in the National League. Only in the alternate universe that Pujols lives in would a .311 average, 16 home runs and 50 RBIs be considered sub-par anyway.
Backup: Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego Padres. If youre puzzled that the Padres are 12 games above .500 and leading the N.L. West, youre not the only one. Following a slow start, Gonzalez has really turned it on; as of June 24th, he was hitting .315 with 16 bombs and 48 RBIs in a pitcher friendly ballpark.
Second Base: Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves. Most would expect to see Chase Utley here, but hes simply having a sub-par year. The Braves are still leading the N.L. East and Prado has been one of their best players, hitting .336 with seven homers and 36 RBIs.
Backup: Brandon Phillips Oliver Torres Jersey , Cincinnati Reds. With a .307 average and 10 steals, Phillips has been a catalyst on the surprising Reds, helping them stay in the N.L. Central race heading into July. His run production is solid but not spectacular, but hes been the most consistent second basemen in the N.L outside of Prado.
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins. Even though Ramirez isnt having a great season, hes still played well enough to start. With 11 round-trippers and 43 RBIs, hes leading all big league shortstops in run production, adding in 13 stolen bases just for the fun of it.