Midseason All-Surprise + All-Disappointment Teams
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Happy All-Star break everyone!
In keeping with 411 tradition, here are my picks for the Midseason All-Surprise and All-Disappointment teams. There were certainly plenty of tough calls, which is why I included in parenthesis at least one honorable mention at each position. Note that I’m using preseason expectations/rankings as the basis for my choices, and for the All-Disappointment team, I have left off guys who missed a considerable number of games due to injury.
Feel free to comment and share your own picks. Are there any other players that need to be included on these rosters? Let me know.
C Wilson Ramos (Derek Norris)
1B Mike Napoli (Wil Myers)
2B Daniel Murphy (Jonathan Schoop)
SS Jonathan Villar (Eduardo Nunez, Danny Espinosa)
3B Jake Lamb (Nick Castellanos)
OF Adam Duvall
OF Melvin Upton Jr.
OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (Michael Saunders, Rajai Davis, Carlos Beltran)
SP J.A. Happ
SP Steven Wright (Drew Pomeranz, Tanner Roark, Chris Tillman, Rick Porcello)
CL Jeanmar Gomez (Jeremy Jeffress)
C Yan Gomes (Stephen Vogt)
1B Prince Fielder (Adrian Gonzalez)
2B Kolten Wong (Brandon Phillips)
SS Ketel Marte (Alcides Escobar)
3B Trevor Plouffe (Matt Duffy)
OF Carlos Gomez
OF Justin Upton
OF Yasiel Puig (Ben Revere, Jason Heyward, Andrew McCutchen)
SP Matt Harvey
SP Dallas Keuchel (Chris Archer, Sonny Gray, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano)
CL Trevor Rosenthal (Shawn Tolleson)