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Predicting the 2014 National League All-Star Roster


The MLB All-Star Game rosters will be announced this weekend, and it’s time to get ready for the yearly surprise and frustration over who’s going to make the team and who will be snubbed. Here’s an educated guess at what the National League’s roster might end up looking like:

Starting Lineup: (These predictions are not based on performance level, but rather how good of a chance anyone has to overtake the current leaders in the fan voting)

Catcher: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

7 HR’s, 28 RBI, .280 AVG, .331 OBP, .407 SLG, 50% CS, .997 FPCT

First Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

15 HR’s, 53 RBI, .296 AVG, .387 OBP, .529 SLG

Second Base: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

6 HR’s, 37 RBI, .293 AVG, .353 OBP, .450 SLG, 45 DP, 5.00 RF

Third Base: Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers

11 HR’s, 40 RBI, .292 AVG, .345 OBP, .495 SLG, 2.07 RF

Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

18 HR’s, 46 RBI, .353 AVG, .445 OBP, .618 SLG, 51 DP, 4.39 RF

Left Field: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

13 HR’s, 44 RBI, .310 AVG, .375 OBP, .525 SLG, 2.47 RF 

Center Field: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

12 HR’s, 48 RBI, .314 AVG, .418 OBP, .525 SLG, 2.24 RF

Right Field: Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

11 HR’s, 45 RBI, .312 AVG, .402 OBP, .521 SLG, 1.72 RF

Reserves: (These predictions are based strictly on performance, other than making sure every team is represented)

Evan Gattis, C, Atlanta Braves

16 HR’s, 39 RBI, .290 AVG, .342 OBP, .558 SLG, 22.5% CS, .990 FPCT

Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee Brewers

8 HR’s, 42 RBI, .334 AVG, .403 OBP, .515 SLG, 27.4% CS, .995 FPCT

Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals

9 HR’s, 33 RBI, .325 AVG, .337 OBP, .528 SLG

Justin Morneau, 1B, Colorado Rockies

13 HR’s, 58 RBI, .307 AVG, .342 OBP, .516 SLG

Dee Gordon, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers

2 HR’s, 25 RBI, 40 SB, .295 AVG, .348 OBP, .416 SLG, 47 DP, 4.62 RF

Casey McGehee, 3B, Miami Marlins

1 HR, 48 RBI, .309 AVG, .376 OBP, .385 SLG, 2.04 RF

Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds

17 HR’s, 46 RBI, 11 SB, .287 AVG, .352 OBP, .508 SLG, 2.42 RF

Anthony Rendon, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals

12 HR’s, 46 RBI, .282 AVG, .339 OBP, .482 SLG, 3.36 RF at 2B, 2.52 RF at 3B

Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs

11 HR’s, 47 RBI, .283 AVG, .329 OBP, .469 SLG, 42 DP, 4.23 RF

Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants

7 HR’s, 36 RBI, .252 AVG, .328 OBP, .446 SLG, 48 DP, 4.26 RF

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins

21 HR’s, 60 RBI, .313 AVG, .408 OBP, .590 SLG, 2.38 RF

Seth Smith, OF, San Diego Padres

8 HR’s, 24 RBI, .276 AVG, .381 OBP, .491 SLG, 1.85 RF

Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies

10 HR’s, 33 RBI, .343 AVG, .403 OBP, .623 SLG, 1.68 RF

Pitchers:

1. Jeff Samardzija, RHP, Chicago Cubs

2-7 in 17 starts/108 IP, 2.83 ERA, 103 SO, 31 BB, .245 BAA,1.20 WHIP

2. Adam Wainwright, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

10-4 in 16 starts/116.1 IP, 2.01 ERA, 105 SO, 22 BB, .199 BAA, 0.90 WHIP

3. Johnny Cueto, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

8-5 in 17 starts/124.1 IP, 1.88 ERA, 122 SO, 29 BB, .171 BAA, 0.84 WHIP

4. Jon Niese, LHP, New York Mets

5-4 in 13 starts/103 IP, 2.88 ERA, 74 SO, 28 BB, .247 BAA, 1.19 WHIP

5. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

9-2 in 12 starts/79.1 IP, 2.04 ERA, 107 SO, 11 BB, .209 BAA, 0.92 WHIP

6. Josh Beckett, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

5-4 in 15 starts/93.2 IP, 2.11 ERA, 88 SO, 28 BB, .199 BAA, 1.00 WHIP

7. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves*

7-5 in 17 starts/119 IP, 2.34 ERA, 103 SO, 23 BB, .210 BAA, 0.95 WHIP

8. Pat Neshek, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

2-0 in 37 appearances/32.2 IP, 0.83 ERA, 32 SO, 4 BB, .127 BAA, 0.55 WHIP

9. Jonathan Papelbon, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies

18/20 saves, 1.39 ERA, 28 SO, 9 BB, .184 BAA, 0.93 WHIP

10. Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

27/30 saves, 2.34 ERA, 49 SO, 9 BB, .187 BAA, 0.87 WHIP

11. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Atlanta Braves

24/28 saves, 2.23 ERA, 56 SO, 15 BB, .154 BAA, 1.02 WHIP

12. Huston Street, RHP, San Diego Padres

21/21 saves, 0.93 ERA, 31 SO, 7 BB, .150 BAA, 0.76 WHIP

13. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati Reds

16/18 saves, 2.66 ERA, 46 SO, 8 BB, .150 BAA, 0.85 WHIP

14. Rafael Soriano, RHP, Washington Nationals

19/21 saves, 1.09 ERA, 31 SO, 10 BB, .155 BAA, 0.82 WHIP

*Teheran is scheduled to pitch on the Sunday before the All-Star Game, so Soriano takes over the spot in his ineligibility.

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Tags: 2014 MLB All-Star Game St. Louis Cardinals

  • Alex Rodman

    No rosenthal?

  • Michael

    By at least one measure (WAR) Matt Carpenter has been more valuable than any other third baseman in the league…actually, that figures in ALL measures, doesn’t it?