Midseason All-Surprise + All-Disappointment Teams

***NOTE: If you haven’t already, subscribe to this blog by hitting the Follow button on the right panel. You will then get an e-mail as soon as each new post goes up.

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.


Daniel Murphy


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)

Athletics Astros Baseball


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)

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Inclusive list. I would put Trevor Story at the top of the surprise SS list though.

Picked up Grichuk and dropped Tracy Thompson you think Grichuk will stay up ROS

I’m liking that move a lot right now!

Pick up Drury? Would need to drop L Martin or Mazara or C Gomez

I’d stand pat.


Myers needs to be the 1B choice over Napoli no question, Myers has been a big find at 1B. Would go Pom over Happ for K’s.

As for disappointments I’ve done well in that area this year apart from with closers (Rosenthal etc)🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: