America’s White Boy’s 2015 MLB Un-All-Star Team

Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals 2015 Un-All-Star Team America's White BoyIt has become a yearly tradition that we look at all the former MLB All-Stars (and a few guys we expected more out of this year) that aren’t having stellar years.

The season is a little more than half over and it’s not too late for some of these players to bounce back and turn their seasons around.

Since I’m an active fantasy baseball owner, it didn’t take me long to make this list. A few of these guys were on my teams early this season, but were quickly dropped after a few weeks of bad numbers. I spent most of my time just baffled that some of these guys were actually All-Stars at one point.

The old benchmark for an All-Star was thrown out with the bathwater when Bud Selig decided each team must have at least one representative in the All-Star Game.

Here is America’s White Boy‘s 2015 MLB Un-All-Star team.

I do realize that some of the guys on the list have double-digit homers or a positive win-loss record, but if you are hitting near the Mendoza Line (.200) or have an ERA north of 4.00, as a former All-Star, you’re having a poor season.

Also, some of these players have actually either been designated for assignment or released, so I listed their last known MLB team.

Catchers
Kurt Suzuki (Twins) – .235 AVG, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 0 Steals
Jason Castro (Astros) – .212 AVG, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 0 Steals
Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) – .234 AVG, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 0 Steals
Alex Avila (Tigers) – .195 AVG, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 0 Steals

First Baseman
Pedro Alvarez (Pirates) – .236 AVG, 12 HR, 41 RBI, 1 Steals
Mike Napoli (Red Sox) – .193 AVG, 10 HR, 30 RBI, 3 Steals
Chris Carter (Astros) – .185 AVG, 15 HR, 41 RBI, 1 Steals
Michael Morse (Marlins) – .201 AVG, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 0 Steals

Second Baseman
Chase Utley (Phillies) – .179 AVG, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 3 Steals
Dan Uggla (Nationals) – .213 AVG, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 0 Steals
Asdrubal Cabrera (Rays) – .223 AVG, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 3 Steals
Rickie Weeks (Mariners) – .167 AVG, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 0 Steals
Omar Infante (Royals) – .236 AVG, 0 HR, 25 RBI, 1 Steals

Shortstops
Alexei Ramirez (White Sox) – .224 AVG, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 10 Steals
J.J. Hardy (Orioles) – .226 AVG, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 0 Steals
Everth Cabrera (Orioles) – .208 AVG, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 Steals
Elvis Andrus (Rangers) – .242 AVG, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 9 Steals
Ian Desmond (Nationals) – .211 AVG, 7 HR, 24 RBI, 5 Steals

Third Baseman
Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals) – .209 AVG, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 1 Steals
Aaron Hill (Diamondbacks) – .211 AVG, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 4 Steals
Gordon Beckham (White Sox) – .195 AVG, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 0 Steals

Outfielders
Allen Craig (Red Sox) – .135 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 Steals
Dominic Brown (Phillies) – .200, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 2 Steals
Michael Bourn (Indians) – .222 AVG, 0 HR, 18 RBI, 7 Steals
Matt Joyce (Angels) – .190 AVG, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 0 Steals
Jayson Werth (Nationals) – .208 AVG, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 0 Steals

Designated Hitter
David Ortiz (Red Sox) – .231 AVG, 15 HR, 43 RBI, 0 Steals

Starting Pitchers
Alfredo Simon (Tigers) – 8-6, 4.53 ERA, 75 Ks, 99 Innings
Jeff Samardzija (White Sox) – 6-4, 4.02 ERA, 102 Ks, 125 Innings
Tim Hudson (Giants) – 5-7, 4.68 ERA, 49 Ks, 92 Innings
Henderson Alvarez (Marlins) – 0-4, 6.45 ERA, 9 Ks, 22 Innings
Justin Masterson (Red Sox) – 3-2, 6.00 ERA, 32 Ks, 45 Innings
Chris Tillman (Orioles) – 6-7, 5.40 ERA, 66 Ks, 90 Innings
R.A. Dickey (Blue Jays) – 3-10, 4.87 ERA, 70 Ks, 114 Innings
Wade Miley (Red Sox) – 8-8, 4.80 ERA, 73 Ks, 101 Innings
Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) – 5-5, 5.16 ERA, 63 Ks, 61 Innings
Kevin Correia (Phillies) – 0-3, 6.56 ERA, 14 Ks, 23 Innings
Travor Cahill (Braves) – 0-3, 7.52 ERA, 14 Ks, 26 Innings
Chad Billingsley (Phillies) – 1-3, 6.75 ERA, 13 Ks, 32 Innings
Jason Marquis (Reds) – 3-4, 6.46 ERA, 37 Ks, 47 Innings

Relievers
Fernando Rodney (Mariners) – 2-3, 5.50 ERA, 16 Saves, 4 Blown Saves
Grant Balfour (Rays) – 0-0, 6.23 ERA, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves
Brett Cecil (Blue Jays) – 2-4, 4.66 ERA, 5 Saves, 2 Blown Saves
Sergio Romo (Giants) – 0-4, 5.19 ERA, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves
Jonathan Broxton (Brewers) – 1-2, 6.61 ERA, 0 Saves, 1 Blown Saves

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Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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