Monday, July 06, 2009

Half Season All-Star Rookie Squad

With American and National League All-Star rosters being announced yesterday, I thought it would be fun to create a roster of the rookie standouts from the 1st half of the season using all of Major League Baseball to form a lineup and pitching staff.

(Stats through 7/5/09, Min. 85 at bats)
Starting 9:
1B/Ramiro Pena (NYY)- .267/.657, 13 r, 5 dbl, 7 rbi, 3 sb.
2B/Chris Coughlan (FLA)- .257/.711, 29 r, 9 dbl, 2 hr, 13 rbi, 4 sb.
SS/Elvis Andrus (TEX)- .267/.701, 32 r, 4 dbl, 5 trpl, 3 hr, 15 rbi, 16 sb.
3B/Gordon Beckham (CHW)- .263/.744, 14 r, 5 dbl, 3 hr, 16 rbi.
OF/Colby Rasmus (STL)- .282/.810, 39 r, 18 dbl, 10 hr, 32 rbi.
OF/Nolan Reimold (BAL)- .270/.827, 21 r, 5 dbl, 9 hr, 20 rbi.
OF/Andrew McCutchen (PIT)- .300/.804, 20 r, 7 dbl, 5 trpl, 20 rbi, 6 sb.
C/Matt Wieters (BAL)- .277/.770, 10 r, 4 dbl, 3 hr, 9 rbi.
DH/Gerardo Parra (ARI)- .265/.717, 24 r, 7 dbl, 5 trpl, 3 hr, 25 rbi, 2 sb.

(Min. 18 innings pitched)
Pitching Staff:
SP/Ricky Romero (TOR)- 11 gs, 72.2 ip, 61 k, 6-3, 2.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP.
SP/Brad Bergesen (BAL)- 14 gs, 91.2 ip, 46 k, 5-2, 3.53 ERA, 1.16 WHIP.
SP/Trevor Cahill (OAK)- 17 gs, 93 ip, 45 k, 5-7, 4.55 ERA, 1.44 WHIP.
SP/Kenshin Kawakami (ATL)- 15 gs, 82.2 ip, 66 k, 4-6, 4.46 ERA, 1.38 WHIP.
SP/Jordan Zimmermann (WAS)- 13 gs, 75.2 ip, 75 k, 3-3, 4.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP.
RP/Andrew Bailey (OAK)- 37 gm, 48.2 ip, 57 k, 4-1, 9 sv, 2 hld, 2.03 ERA, 1.01 WHIP.
RP/Luke Gregerson (SDP)- 30 gm, 34.1 ip, 35 k, 0-3, 6 hld, 3.15 ERA, 1.43 WHIP.
RP/Greg Burke (SDP)- 23 gm, 22.2 ip, 21 k, 1-0, 6 hld, 3.57 ERA, 1.06 WHIP.
RP/Clay Zavada (ARI)- 21 gm, 19.1 ip, 21 k, 1-2, 3 hld, 1.86 ERA, 1.50 WHIP.
RP/Daniel Bard (BOS)- 17 gm, 20.1 ip, 21 k, 1 sv, 3.10 ERA, 1.28 WHIP.
P/Tommy Hanson (ATL)- 6 gs, 36 ip, 23 k, 4-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP.

Notes:
I needed to take some liberties with the offense, as there were no 1st basemen close to qualifying, so I plugged in the Yankees utility infielder (Pena). Chris Coughlan is a 2nd baseman by trade, so that is where he's starting despite seeing almost all of his MLB time in the outfield. Baltimore is well represented with 3 players. Rookie batters were slim pickings, while there were many pitchers to choose from. Andrew Bailey was actually named to the official AL All-Star roster. Tommy Hanson was included on the pitching staff because of his excellent performance thus far, but not as a starting pitcher due to lack of starts.


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2 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I used ESPN.com's rookie database to create this team, but they didn't have Rick Porcello, Ryan Hannigan, or Casey Magahee listed as rookies. They all would have likely made the team, especially Porcello. Thanks a lot ESPN.com.

tamtam said...

no one from the phillies made it? they must really have some shitty rookies