Fantasy 411 All-Surprise Team for 2011

Hey all,

On today’s show, we revealed our 2011 All-Surprise Team, and picking this squad was far from easy. I think one of the main reason why we always have a tough time deciding on this group is that there’s more than one kind of surprise player. There’s the guy who comes out of nowhere to deliver a stellar stat line (Ryan Roberts, Emilio Bonifacio, Ryan Vogelsong). But then there are other players who we expected to break out but did not expect to be quite this good (Curtis Granderson, Ian Kennedy). Because of this, there are always so many deserving candidates. Well, here’s the group we ultimately settled on, and it took Ian Kennedy’s 20th win to earn him a last minute victory over Vance Worley!



C – Alex Avila
1B – Lance Berkman
2B – Ryan Roberts
3B – Emilio Bonifacio
SS – J.J. Hardy
OF – Melky Cabrera
OF – Jacoby Ellsbury
OF – Curtis Granderson
SP – Ryan Vogelsong
SP – Ian Kennedy
CL – Sergio Santos
***Tomorrow, we’ll unveil our All-Disappointment team, so feel free to post your rosters here and we will include some of your picks on the show.


C-Joe Mauer
1B-Adam Dunn
2B-Chase Utley
3B-Ryan Zimmerman
SS-Hanley Ramirez
OF-Carl Crawford
OF-Shin-Soo Choo
OF-Jason Hewyard
SP-Ubaldo Jimenez
RP-Jonathan Broxton

Jon from Texas

I know Jimenez pick is a little wrong, but he should of been an ace this year. He be great next year though.

C-Joe Mauer
1B- Adam Dunn/Justin Mourneau
2B- Gordon Beckham
3B- Ryan Zimmerman/David Wright
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF- Jason Heyward
OF- Jayson Werth
OF- Carl Crawford
OF-Alex Rios
SP- Ubaldo Jimemez
SP- Chris Carpenter
RP- Ryan Franklin
RP- Jonathan Broxton

dunn – can you say richie sexson!
heyward – no heart young prima donna
dempster 200k plus last year
j.sanchez 200k +last year
a-rod – injuries– too many little ones with a big one…come on
j.lackey – Soscia blew his arm, he over pitches everyone…Weaver is next. Call it “catcher know pitchers best syndrome”
guerrero (fell off fast and hard for guerrero) the no protection theory does not hold for a guy who swings and hits everything off the plate anyway.
lilly- a wannabe maddux at this age…he aint maddux
pavano —always a bum

surprise…beltran. well not really its a contract year!

1B- Dunn
2B- Figgins
3B- Alvarez
OF- Choo
SP-Brett Anderson
CP- Ryan Franklin

C – Joe Mauer
1B – Adam Dunn
2B – Chase Utley
3B – Ian Stewart
SS – Hanley Ramirez
OF – Shin Soo Choo
OF – Carl Crawford
OF – Jason Heyward
SP – John Lackey
SP – Trevor Cahill
CL – Jonathan Broxton

ellsbury should win mvp if bosox hold on and make it in. look at the season he is having and he wasnt even supposed to have 10 hrs. he has 28 hrs. better then gonzalez. i dont see gonzalez having over 30 sb. ellsbury comback player of the year and mvp.

C-Joe Mauer
1B-Adam Dunn
2B- Martin Prado
3B- David Wright
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF-Shin-Soo Choo
OF-Andre Ethier
OF-Carl Crawford
The disappointment picks usually had to do with injuries. Unless you’re name is Adam Dunn; .165 average, really?

I’d think that Alex Gordon has to be the No. 4 OF at least on this team.

What about Javy Guerra?

C- Mauer
!B- Dunn
2B- Utley
SS- Han Ram
3B- Zimmerman
OF- Choo
OF- Ethier
OF- Rios
SP- Lackey
CL- Broxton

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