America’s White Boy’s 2017 MLB Un-All-Star Team

It 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. 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 2017 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 5.00, 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
Stephen Vogt (A’s/Brewers) – .223 AVG & DFA’d by A’s
Devin Morasco (Reds) – .234 AVG and 14 RBI
Derek Norris (Rays) – .201 AVG and 24 RBI

First Baseman
Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) – .255 AVG, 1 HR & 23 At-Bats
Mike Napoli (Rangers) – .194 AVG and 93 Ks in 252 At-Bats

Second Baseman
Ben Zobrist (Cubs) – .214 AVG, 7 HRs, 23 RBI & 23 Runs
Jason Kipnis (Indians) – .232 AVG, 26 RBI and 5 Steals
Chase Utley (Dodgers) – .226 AVG and 5 HRs
Aaron Hill (Giants) – .132 AVG in 68 At-Bats

Shortstops
Alcides Escobar (Royals) – .226 AVG, 2 HRs and 27 RBI
Jhonny Peralta (Cardinals/DFA) – .204 AVG & DFA’d by Cardinals
Brandon Crawford (Giants) – .225 AVG & .635 OPS
J.J. Hardy (Orioles) – .211 AVG, 3 HRs & 21 RBI

Third Baseman
Brock Holt (Red Sox) – Only 15 at Bats
Matt Carpenter (Cardinals) – .237 AVG
Pablo Sandoval (Red Sox) – .212 AVG in 108 At-Bats
Jose Reyes (Mets) – .215 AVG and .655 OPS

Outfielders
Michael Sanders (Phillies/DFA) – .205 AVG, 6 HRs & .617 OPS
Starling Marte (Pirates) – 80 Game PED Suspension
Alex Gordon (Royals) – .195 AVG, 5 HRs and 26 RBI
Brandon Moss (Royals) – .193 ERA & .657 OPS

Designated Hitters
Carlos Beltran (Astros) – .227 AVG and .690 OPS

Starting Pitchers
Madison Bumgarner (Giants) – 0-3, Hurt in ATV accident
Bartolo Colon (Braves/DFA) – 8.14 ERA in 63 Innings, DFA’s by Braves
Marco Estrada (Blue Jays) – 4-6 Win/Loss, 5.17 ERA in 101 Innings
Danny Salazar (Indians) – 3-5 Win/Loss, 5.40 ERA in 55 Innings
Steven Wright (Red Sox) – 1-3, 8.25 ERA & Tommy John Surgery
Hector Santiago (Twins) – 4-8 Win/Loss & 5.63 ERA in 70 Innings
Adam Wainwright (Cardinals) – 5.20 ERA
Jordan Zimmermann (Tigers) – .5-7 Win/Loss, 5.87 ERA & 5.82 FIP
Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees) – 5.47 ERA and 5.13 FIP
Clay Buchholz (Phillies) – 12.27 ERA in 7.1 Innings (Will Miss 4-6 Months)
Matt Moore (Giants) – 3-9 Win/Loss & 6.04 ERA in 98 Innings
Chris Tillman (Orioles) – 1-5 Win/Loss & 7.90 ERA in 49 Innings
Jeff Locke (Marlins/DFA) – 8.16 ERA in 32 Innings, DFA’d by Marlins
Jered Weaver (Padres) – 7.44 ERA in 42 Innings & 23 Ks
Matt Cain (Giants) – 3-8 Win/Loss & 5.56 ERA in 90 Innings
Ubaldo Jimenez (Orioles) – 6.67 ERA in 83 Innings & 5.96 FIP
Yovani Gallardo (Mariners) – 5.65 ERA in 86 Innings & 3-7 Win/Loss

Bullpen
Mark Melancon (Giants) – 4 Blown Saves, Multiple DL Stints
Fernando Rodney (Diamondbacks) – 5 Blown Saves, 5.58 ERA
Tyler Clippard (Yankees) – 1-5 Win/Loss, 5.24 ERA & 5.0 BB/9
Travis Wood (Royals) – 6.06 ERA in 32 Innings
Jonathan Broxton (Cardinals) – 6.89 ERA in 20 Appearances
Chris Young (Royals) – 7.50 ERA in 14 Appearances

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sweetbob-author-picAbout the Author…

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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