Yesterday, Baseball America diverted away from their usual Hot Sheet format and posted their mid-season All Star team. Take a look:
C-Carlos Santana-CLE-(HM-Will Myers-KC)
1B-Eric Hosmer-KC-(HM-Brandon Belt-SFG)
2B-Brett Lawrie-MILW-(HM-Oscar Tejada-BOS)
3B-Mike Moustakas-KC-(HM-Pedro Alvarez-PIT)
SS-Nick Franklin-SEA-(HM-Drew Cumberland-SD)
0F-Mike Trout-LAA-(HM-Brett Jackson-CHC)
OF-Domonic Brown-PHI-(HM-Jerry Sands-LAD)
OF-Mike Stanton-FLA-(HM-Desmond Jennings-TB)
SP-Julio Teheran -ATL-(HM-John Lamb-KC)
SP-Jeremy Hellickson-TB-(HM-Randal Delgado-ATL)
SP-Michael Pined-SEA-(HM-Simon Castro-SD)
SP-Jordan Lyles-HOU-(HM-Alex Colome-TB)
RP-Anthony Slama-MIN-(HM-Tim Collins-TOR)
Note: HM = Honorable Mention
Any surprises or misses??
Here is an excerpt from the Q & A they held after posting this all-star team:
JAYPERS (IL): Would it be a safe assumption for both of you that Brown and Hellickson are considered the best overall minor league hitter/pitcher combo at this point?
Matthew Eddy: From a performance standpoint, absolutely, but I wouldn't be surprised if players like Trout and Hosmer and Pineda ultimately have more big league value.
Interesting. I was exchanging emails with a fellow UBA owner the other day and he stated that of the prospects left in the minors, Desmond Jennings would have more FANTASY value than any other prospect.