The 2010 AL All-Value Star Team

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It’s never not fun debating who should be on the All-Star team. It’s definitely less fun debating who should be on the made up 2010 AL All-Value Star Team — but, hey, let’s do it anyway! 
One thing to note, Yahoo! wasn’t always so helpful in providing guys with their preseason ADPs, so if I didn’t know a player’s ADP, I didn’t put it in. That makes sense.  OK, let’s dance: 

John Buck (.272
AVG, 27 R, 13 HR, 41 RBIs)

Yahoo! ADP: N/A 

It would have been much funner to place Carlos Santana here
but Uncle Buck takes the cake with one of the truest where-did-that-come-from
first halves I’ve seen in a while. Chances are he’s still available in your
league, and I’m actually quite fine with that. 

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Other nominees:
Carlos Santana, Jason Kendall
(um, what?) , Matt Wieters

Paul Konerko (.299
AVG, 50 R, 20 HR, 63 RBIs)

Yahoo! ADP: 249.9

Konerko is already just eight homers shy of tying his total
from ’09, is playing for a new contract and is batting in the heart of a
scorching ChiSox order. Will he keep it up? Well, probably not. His 17.5 HR/FB
ratio is likely too high for Pauly K to sustain, and he hasn’t hit north of
.277 since ’06. But, um, yeah – not bad value for the 25th round.

Other nominees:
Miguel Cabrera
(yeah, he’s been that good),
Nick Swisher, Justin Morneau (went
in the 3rd-4th rounds in most drafts)

2B

SS

Elvis Andrus (.280
AVG, 57 R, 0 HR, 25 RBIs, 23 SB)

Yahoo! ADP: 115.1 

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Pretty much buttered all of his bread by stealing 11 bags
with a.340 AVG for June.

Alex Gonzalez (.259
AVG, 47 R, 17 HR, 50 RBIs)

Yahoo! ADP: 195.3

Went undrafted in several leagues and has outperformed and
has one more functional thumb than Chase Utley.

Other nominees: Erick
Aybar, Cliff Pennington

3B

OF

DH

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David Price
(12-4, 2.42 ERA,1.20 WHIP, 100 K, 115 1/3 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: N/A

Jered Weaver (8-5,
3.20 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 137 K, 121 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: 114.3

Andy Pettitte (11-2,
2.70 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 87 K, 113 1/3 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: N/A

Phil Hughes (11-2,
3.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 91 K, 101 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: N/A

Clay Buchholz (10-4,
2.45 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 64 K, 92 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: N/A

So I guess Price finally “figured it out”, Weaver leads the
AL in strikeouts, Pettitte is old but good, Buccholz was dealing prior to hitting the DL and Hughes was one trade away from going to the bullpen. But he’s still really good.

Other nominees: Jeff
Niemann, Carl Pavano, Carl Pavano’s mustache, Colby Lewis, Trevor Cahill.
You
can make a case for any of these guys.

Rafael Soriano (2-0,
23 SV, 1.60 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 29 K, 33 2/3 IP)

Yahoo! ADP: 136.7

So this is what his stat-line looks like when his arm isn’t
falling off.

Other nominees: Carlos
Marmol, Jose Valverde, Neftali Feliz, Jon Rauch

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