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.

-Zach

Daniel Murphy

ALL-SURPRISE TEAM

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)

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ALL-DISAPPOINTMENT TEAM

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)

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6 Comments

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.

Zach

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)🙂

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