Patterson’s Week 12 MLB Rankings

With the All Star Break two weeks away, I decided that instead of my usual random blurbs about each team, I will write who I think should be selected to the All Star Game.  I always like to do these things a little early and see how close I come to the actual roster.  Keep in mind that each team needs a representative.  I am doing this based on who deserves the ticket to Arizona, not a popularity contest, that the All Star Game has become.  There are 35 spots on each roster. The starters are in italics.

1) Philadelphia Phillies (1)

Placido Polanco, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee

2) New York Yankees (3)

Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera

3) Boston Red Sox (2)

Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Josh Beckett

4) Tampa Bay Rays (10)

Ben Zobrist, James Shields, David Price, Kyle Farnsworth

5) San Francisco Giants (6)

Brian Wilson

6) Milwaukee Brewers (4)

Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, Shaun Marcum

7) Atlanta Braves (8)

Brian McCann, Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurgens, Craig Kimbrel

8) Arizona Diamondbacks (7)

Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Miguel Montero, JJ Putz

9) Detroit Tigers (11)

Alex Avila, Victor Martinez, Justin Verlander, Brennan Boesch, Jose Valverde 

10) Cleveland Indians (5)

Asdrubal Cabrera, Chris Perez

11) Texas Rangers (12)

Elvis Andrus, Michael Young, Alexi Ogando

12) St. Louis Cardinals (9)

Lance Berkman

13) Washington Nationals (18)

Michael Morse, Drew Storen

14) Pittsburgh Pirates (17)

Joel Hanrahan, Andrew McCutchen

15) Cincinnati Reds (13)

Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Francisco Cordeiro

16) Toronto Blue Jays (14)

Jose Bautista, Adam Lind

17) New York Mets (19)

Jose Reyes

18) Seattle Mariners (15)

Michael Pineda, Felix Hernandez,

19) Los Angeles Angels (21)

Jordan Walden, Dan Haren, Jered Weaver

20) Colorado Rockies (16)

Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez

21) Chicago White Sox (20)

Paul Konerko, Phillip Humber

22) Baltimore Orioles (22)

Adam Jones

23) Oakland Athletics (24)

Gio Gonzalez

24) Los Angeles Dodgers (27)

Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw

25) Florida Marlins (23)

Anibal Sanchez

26) San Diego Padres (28)

Heath Bell

27) Kansas City Royals (25)

Alex Gordon

28) Minnesota Twins (26)

Michael Cuddyer

29) Chicago Cubs (29)

Starlin Castro

30) Houston Astros (30)

Michael Bourn

 I can be followed on Twitter @ ScottieNTCF

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