2004 American League All Star team looks to be a great team on
paper. Mix in some veterans and some young up and coming
players, and the AL has a great shot at taking this years mid
summer classic. At 1B, Derek Lee of the Asgard Norsemen
took home 5 of 6 first place votes. Lee is batting .319 with 27
HR and 71 RBI, a serious
Triple Crown contender. Lee will be joined by fellow
Norsemen Alex Rodriquez (.267-19-54), who just got the nod over the Rockers
Jose Valentin. Rounding out the infield will be Brett
Boone (.340-27-78) of the Florida Devils and Bill Mueller
(.314-9-38) and Javy Lopez (.322-21-70) of
the Richmond Rockers. Frank Thomas (.272-19-50) of the Grayslake Cubs
will serve as the DH. Surprisingly, the only unanimous selections
was Javy Lopez, who received all 6 first place votes.
The outfield is loaded!
Barry Bonds (.321-22-52), the Wildcats stud LFer will be joined by Jim
Edmonds (.292-28-56) and Trot Nixon (.335-19-43) of the Rockers, forming an OF with 71
HR's between them.
A tight race between two
Kentucky Wildcats Aces came down to the wire for the starting
pitcher job. Curt Schilling (8-3, 3.02 ERA) will start
as he beat out Tim Wakefield (11-4, 3.59 ERA) in the closest
voting battle of the AL. John Smoltz (0-2 16 Saves, 0.96
ERA) will be the closer
if the AL has the lead late in the game.
Note: Only 6 teams
participated in the voting. Some teams did not
select 3 players at each position as well.