Anouncing Our BBA All-Star Ballot

Kings of Kauffman is a proud member of the Baseball Blogger’s Alliance – a website founded to foster community among baseball blogs.  One of the activities we do every year is formally announce an All-Star lineup, compiled from votes by all blogs within the BBA.

This is that ballot for Kings of Kauffman.  Instead of a full roster, top to bottom, we’ll submit a starting American League lineup as our vote.  My rationale behind the choices wasn’t based much on deep regression models and variable ratios or other big mathematical figures.

I just looked at who’s been the best at each position:

Catcher: Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers – Alex Avila, also of the Tigers is a strong candidate as well, if surprising.  Martinez qualifies on a technicality that he can be listed at catcher.

First base: Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox

Second base: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians – he deserves the recognition even if Derek Jeter will undeservedly get voted in.

Third base: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees – it pains me, though.

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Outfield: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees

Outfield: Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals -an admitted homer pick, but he’s closer to this spot than you might initially think.

Starting Pitcher: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

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Topics: Adrian Gonzalez, AL Central, Alex Avila, Alex Gordon, Alex Rodriguez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Baseball, Baseball Bloggers Alliance, Curtis Granderson, Jose Bautista, Justin Verlander, Kansas City Royals, KC, MLB, Robinson Cano, Royals, Victor Martinez

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