Since we all know that the normal All Star teams are the equivilent of student body elections - but what would the teams have looked like had they been based soley on players performance in the first half of this year ?
I took the WAR leaders at each position in each lead. I carried one backup player at each position, 6 starters, 6 releivers, and 6 generic OF's.
Here's what I got. Interesting how it deviates from who was actually selected. Players within groups are in order
Starters: Tim Lincecum, Dan Haren, Javier Vasquez, Josh Johnson, Ubaldo Jiminez, Joel Pineiro
Releivers: Johnothan Broxton, Rafael Soriano, Heath Bell, Brian Wilson, Chad Qualls, Todd Coffey
Catcher: Brian McCann, Yadier Molina
1B: Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder
2B: Chase Utley, Freddy Sanchez
SS: Hanley Ramierez, Ryan Theriot
3B: Ryan Zimmerman, Pablo Sandoval
OF: Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Raul Ibanez, Colby Rasmus, Ryan Braun, Jason Werth
Starters: Zach Greinke, Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay, Felix Hernandez, Josh Beckett, Cliff Lee
Releivers: Andrew Bailey, Joe Nathan, David Aradsma, Mike Wuertz, J.P. Howell, Mariano Rivera
C: Joe Mauer, Victor Martinez
1B: Kevin Youkalis, Justin Morneau
2B: Ben Zorbrist, Ian Kinsler
SS: Marco Scutaro, Derek Jeter
3B: Evan Longoria, Brandon Inge
OF: Ichiro Suzuki, Franklin Gutierrez, Carl Crawford, Torii Hunter, Juan Rivera, Nelson Cruz
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