It’s fun to pick the All Star Game players, even though I think some of the picks may be purely done by fans picking their favorite players over the one that would be best at that game representing either the National or American League.
With that in mind, I give you the FightinPhillies.com picks for the All Star Game 2011, remember voting ends on Thursday so get to your favorite team’s site and get your vote in. Vote for your favorite Phillies here.
American League Picks:1st Base: Paul Konerko - White Sox(tough one to pick, it’s really a 4 way tie)
2nd Base: Robinson Cano – Yankees
Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera – Indians
3rd Base: Adrian Beltre – Texas
Catcher: Alex Avila – Tigers
DH: Hideki Matsui – Athletics
Outfield: (3) Jose Bautista – Jays
Curtis Granderson – Yankees
Carlos Quentin – White Sox
National League Picks:1st Base: Prince Fielder – Brewers
2nd Base: Brandon Phillips – Reds
Shortstop: Jose Reyes – Mets
3rd Base: Placido Polanco – Phillies
Outfielders: (3) Matt Kemp – Dodgers
Ryan Braun – Brewers
Hunter Pence – Astros
That is what they ask you for on the official voting form as seen above.
Additionally they ask you to pick for the Home Run Derby Fan Poll by selecting 3 players from each league from 10 players in each league. Here are my picks:
National League Home Run Derby players:Ryan Howard
American League Home run Derby players:Josh Hamilton
Who’s your picks? Tell us about them in the comments section. These All-Star Picks are done annually by all of the members of the Baseball Blogger’s Alliance, which we are a member of, check out their site here.