Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Who Will Be Named to Topps 2008 All-Star Rookie Team?

It's finally the end of the MLB season. And before the playoffs (or maybe a game or two after) start, the Topps Company will be sending to the 30 MLB managers a ballot that will determine who will get voted into the 2008 Topps All-Star Rookie Team, and will get that lovely golden trophy added to their 2009 Topps baseball cards.

So who's going to be named to the ASR team? Here are my predictions, and if you can think of another player who should get the nod, please feel free to say so (at least defend your choice with stats and intangibles):
  • 1B: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds (.294 batting average, 23 HR, 82 RBI, 2008 stats)
  • 2B: Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox (.290, 21, 4 GS new rookie record, 77)
  • 3B: Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays (.274, 27, 85)
  • SS: Mike Aviles, Kansas City Royals (.323, 10, 51)
  • OF: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds (.256, 21, 52)
  • OF: Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox (.280, 9, 47)
  • OF: David Murphy, Texas Rangers (.275, 15, 74)
  • C: Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs (.285, 23, 86)
  • RHP: Brad Ziegler, Oakland Athletics (3-0, 1.06 ERA, 30 K's, 11 saves, record scoreless streak)
  • LHP: Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins (12-4, 4.41 ERA, 74 K's)

I'm very sure that players like Ian Stewart of the Rockies, Blake DeWitt of the Dodgers, Kosuke Fukudome of the Cubs, Denard Span of the Twins, Jair Jurrgens of the Braves, Chris Davis of the Rangers, and others will have their votes (from either the MLB managers, or you the readers).

Let the debates begin!!!


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's rare that I can't argue with someone...

Good choices, and I am glad to see Mike Aviles get some credit, tough to come by in KC.