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7/15/2013 1:44 PM
American League

Trout - LF
Cano - 2B
Cabrera - 3B
Davis - 1B
Jones - CF
Ortiz - DH
Bautista - RF
Mauer - C
Hardy - SS

National League

Harper - RF
Beltran - CF
Votto - 1B
Tulowitzki - SS
Goldschmidt - DH
Gonzalez - LF
Wright - 3B
Molina - C
Phillips - 2B
7/15/2013 1:59 PM
Close on the AL (still not sure how Bautista is ahead of Jones with the seasons both are having). Way off in the NL.
7/15/2013 2:30 PM
I would have Bautista in front of Jones.  I'd have Jones batting 8th in an All-Star lineup.  Aside from Hardy Jones has the worst OBP on the team, and it isn't particularly close...  You always want to generally top-load your OBP to optimize your lineup, but it's particularly true for an All-Star lineup.  When just about everyone is a threat to get XBH and do damage, a guy who doesn't get on base and strikes out too much is a black hole that kills innings.  You don't stick a hole in the middle of your lineup.
7/17/2013 2:39 PM
Posted by Jtpsops on 7/15/2013 1:46:00 PM (view original):
American League

Trout - LF
Cano - 2B
Cabrera - 3B
Davis - 1B
Jones - CF
Ortiz - DH
Bautista - RF
Mauer - C
Hardy - SS

National League

Harper - RF
Beltran - CF
Votto - 1B
Tulowitzki - SS
Goldschmidt - DH
Gonzalez - LF
Wright - 3B
Molina - C
Phillips - 2B
Your NL lineup is better than the one Bochy used. How that guy maintains a rep as one of the best managers in baseball, I'll never understand.
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