All-Star Rosters Announced-National League

Sunday, July 1, 2007

While we will see some usual faces lining up for the American League on July 10th, the National League will hope that their young legs and youth can lead them to victory and home-field advantage in the World Series. While the American League may pack more power from their position players and pitchers, the NL possesses many rising stars primed to make a name for themselves in the all-star game. The Brewers are represented by four young studs, starting first basemen Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy, Ben Sheets, and Francisco Cordero. The Brewers and Mets are the only NL squads with more than three representatives and rightfully so, as they have had a fantastic first half of the season. The Mets are being represented by starters Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, and David Wright, as well as closer Billy Wagner. Ken Griffey Jr. led all NL vote getters with 2,986, 818 votes, 200,000 more than second place Prince Fielder. As we mentioned in the previous post, Barry Bonds edged out Alfonso Soriano to earn his 12th start in an all-star game and his 14th game overall. The National League has eight first time players: Orlando Hudson, Jose Valverde, Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy, Russell Martin, Takashi Saito, Aaron Rowand, and Cole Hamels. Here is a look at the entire squad.

Starters:

C: Russell Martin
1b: Prince Fielder
2b: Chase Utley
SS: Jose Reyes
3b: David Wright
Of: Barry Bonds
Of Carlos Beltran
Of: Ken Griffey Jr.

Subs: Pitchers:

Fransisco Cordero
Brian Fuentes
Cole Hamels
Trevor Hoffman
Jake Peavy
Brad Penny
Takashi Saito
Ben Sheets
John Smoltz
Jose Valverde
Billy Wagner

Subs: Position Players:

Brian McCann
Derek Lee
Albert Pujols
Dmitri Young
Orlando Hudson
Freddy Sanchez
JJ Hardy
Miguel Cabrera
Matt Holliday
Carlos Lee
Alfonso Soriano
Aaron Rowand

It should be an exciting game.

Leave comments with your predictions for score and game MVP!

3 comments:

Timothy 12:07 AM CDT  

AL wins 9-6. Rivera or Nathan gets the save. MVP = Vlad.

phoenix Arizona Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Life, Home Owner Quotes 5:34 PM CDT  

Martin hits a home run but the AL still wins, 7-3

Anonymous 4:00 AM CDT  

NL wins 6 to 4

Martins brings in 3 runs and is MVP.