Thursday, November 20, 2008

Introducing the 2008 Topps All-Star Rookie Team!!!

The MLB managers have spoken, and today, Topps has announced the players named to the 50th All-Star Rookie Team!!! (If the player's name is in bold, it means I predicted that they would make the team back in October)

  • 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: Denard Span, Minnesota Twins (.294, 6, 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: John Lannan, Washington Nationals (9-15, 3.91 ERA, 117 K's)

So I guessed 8 out of 10 spots correctly (I guessed Jacoby Ellsbury for the third outfield spot and Glen Perkins for the LHP). Not bad for my first attempt at this. So congratulations to all. Each player will now get the illustrious rookie cup trophy (pictured above) added to their 2009 Topps cards.


JayBee Anama

P.S. Dave of Fielder's Choice said he can't wait to see what the Longoria card is going to look like with that rookie cup trophy on it. Dave...wait no more. jba (compliments of jba


TDLindgren said...

Very good predictions JayBee! I would take 8 out of 10 any day!

Dave said...

Woo hoo! I can't wait to see the Rookie Cup on Longoria's 2009 Topps card!

Dave said...

Sweet card! That is a great photo and the rookie cup looks great!

Anonymous said...

How in the world is John Lannan on the all-star rookie roster. The guy had a losing record! Either Glen Perkins or Manny Parra would have been much better choices.