Now the pitching staffs from both sides locked in one representative from seven of the NL teams and seven of the AL teams, almost half the teams in either league. So that means in this post, I am going to name nine position players in the NL, and seven in the AL, to each of their respective league's rosters.
In the NL, the Diamondbacks, Braves, Dodgers, Brewers, Padres, Phillies, and Nationals, have representatives. These nine players will ensure that the NL has all 16 teams represented:
- SS Starlin Castro, Cubs (.307, 10 HR's, 66 RBI's, led NL in hits with 207)
- 2B Brandon Phillips, Reds (.300. 18 HR's, 82 RBI's)
- SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies (.302, 30 HR's, 105 RBI's)
- OF Mike Stanton, Marlins (.262, 34 HR's, 87 RBI's)
- OF Carlos Lee, Astros (.275, 18 HR's, 94 RBI's)
- SS Jose Reyes, Mets (.337, 7 HR's, 44 RBI's)
- OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (.259, 23 HR's, 89 RBI's)
- OF Lance Berkman, Cardinals (.301, 31 HR's, 94 RBI's)
- 3B Pablo Sandoval, Giants (.315, 23 HR's, 70 RBI's)
On the American League side, the Tigers, Angels, Athletics, Yankees, Mariners, Rays, and Rangers, have representatives. These seven players will ensure that the AL has all 14 teams represented.
- OF Adam Jones, Orioles (.280, 25 HR's, 83 RBI's)
- 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox (.338, 27 HR's, 117 RBI's)
- 1B Paul Konerko, White Sox (.300, 31 HR's, 105 RBI's)
- SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians (.273, 25 HR's, 92 RBI's)
- OF Alex Gordon, Royals (.303, 23 HR's, 87 RBI's)
- OF Michael Cuddyer, Twins (.284, 20 HR's, 70 RBI's)
- OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (.302, 43 HR's, 103 RBI's)
Now before you start to say, "Where's this guy?" or, "Why didn't my guy make the team?" Please keep in mind that I'm not done filling out the team. These 16 guys are only here so that all 30 teams have a player. The best (trust me) is still yet to come.