America’s White Boy’s 2016 MLB Un-All-Star Team

pablo sandoval boston red sox fat funny america's white boy 2016 MLB Un-All-Star TeamIt has become a yearly tradition that we look at all the former MLB All-Stars that aren’t having very good 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. You can look at our Un-All-Star team article last year, many bounced back and finished strong.

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. 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 2016 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 4.50, as a former All-Star, you’re having a poor season.

Also, some of these players have actually either been injured or suspended. Getting injured isn’t fun, but as a former All-Star, fans expected the player on the field…so it’s disappointing.

Catchers
Russell Martin (Blue Jays) – .228 AVG, 7 HRs, 36 RBI, 1 SBs
Devin Mesorasco (Reds) – .140 AVG, 0 HRs, 1 RBI, 0 SBs
Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) – .229 AVG, 3 HRs, 11 RBI, 1 SBs
Alex Avila (White Sox) – .236 AVG, 3 HRs, 6 RBI, 0 SBs
Miguel Montero (Cubs) – .201 AVG, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SBs
A.J. Pierzynski (Braves) – .205 AVG, 0 HRs, 18 RBI, 1 SBs

First Baseman
Mark Teixeira (Yankees) – .193 AVG, 7 HRs, 20 RBI, 1 SBs
Prince Fielder (Rangers) – .216 AVG, 8 HRs, 44 RBI, 0 SBs
Ryan Howard (Phillies) – .154 AVG, 12 HRs, 27 RBIs, 0 SBs

Second Baseman
Dee Gordon (Marlins) – .266 AVG, 0 HRs, 5 RBI, 6 SBs
Omar Infante (Royals) – .239 AVG, 0 HRs, 11 RBI, 0 SBs

Shortstops
Jhonny Peralta (Cardinals) – .233 AVG, 4 HRs, 12 RBI, 0 SBs
Erick Aybar (Braves) – .212 AVG, 1 HRs, 14 RBI, 2 SBs

Third Baseman
David Wright (Mets) – .226 AVG, 7 HRs, 14 RBI, 3 SBs
Pablo Sandoval (Red Sox) – .000 AVG, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs, 0 SBs

Outfielders
Justin Upton (Tigers) – .235 AVG, 9 HRs, 38 RBI, 5 SBs
Carlos Gomez (Astros) – .217 AVG, 4 HRs, 23 RBI, 9 SBs
Alex Gordon (Royals) – .207 AVG, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 3 SBs
Curtis Granderson (Mets) – .239 AVG, 15 HRs, 27 RBI, 2 SBs
Carl Crawford (Dodgers) – .185 AVG, 0 HRs, 6 RBI, 0 SBs

Designated Hitters
Billy Butler (A’s) – .253 AVG, 2 HRs, 22 RBI, 0 SBs

Starting Pitchers
Shelby Miller (Diamondbacks) – 2-9, 7.14 ERA, 50 Ks, 69 Innings
Alfredo Simon (Reds) – 2-7, 9.45 ERA, 38 Ks, 53 Innings
Dallas Keuchel (Astros) – 6-9, 4.80 ERA, 104 Ks, 120 Innings
Chris Archer (Rays) – 4-12, 4.66 ERA, 130 Ks, 110 Innings
Sonny Gray (A’s) – 3-8, 5.16 ERA, 72 Ks, 90 Innings
Clay Buchholz (Red Sox) – 3-9, 5.91 ERA, 53 Ks, 80 Innings
Jeff Locke (Pirates) – 8-5, 5.26 ERA, 53 Ks, 101 Innings
Matt Cain (Giants) – 1-5, 5.34 ERA, 41 Ks, 57 Innings
Wade Miley (Mariners) – 6-6, 5.44 ERA, 65 Ks, 92 Innings
Jared Weaver (Angels) – 7-7, 5.27 ERA, 59 Ks, 100 Innings
Michael Pineda (Yankees) – 3-8, 5.38 ERA, 113 Ks, 95 Innings
James Shields (White Sox) – 4-10, 5.42 ERA, 75 Ks, 101 Innings
Ubaldo Jimenez (Orioles) – 5-9, 7.38 ERA, 72 Ks, 81 Innings
Francisco Liriano (Pirates) – 5-8, 5.15 ERA, 88 Ks, 92 Innings

Relievers
Trevor Rosenthal (Cardinals) – 2-4, 5.40 ERA, 42 Ks, 30 Innings
Brad Boxberger (Rays) – 0-0, 27.00 ERA, 0 Ks, .2 Innings
Glen Perkins (Twins) – 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 3 Ks, 2 Innings
Brett Cecil (Blue Jays) – 0-5, 5.14 ERA, 12 Ks, 14 Innings
Matt Thornton (Padres) – 1-0, 6.57 ERA, 8 Ks, 12 Innings

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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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