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Hellickson, Kimbrel lead All-Rookie team

Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:18 pm
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Craig KimbrelBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Just when you thought award season was over -- move over Justin Verlander, you're not going to be on this list -- the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team was announced on Wednesday. This is actually the 53rd, or so they tell us, All-Rookie team the baseball card company has put out (and did include Verlander back in 2006).

So, here it is:

1B Mark Trumbo, Angels

2B Danny Espinosa, Nationals

SS Dee Gordon, Dodgers

3B Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays

OF Desmond Jennings, Rays

OF Josh Reddick, Red Sox

OF Ben Revere, Twins

C J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays

SP Jeremy Hellickson, Rays

RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves

In all, it looks fine. I'm a bigger fan of Eric Hosmer than Trumbo, but I can see why some would pick Trumbo. I'd also take Dustin Ackley over Espinosa, but otherwise, it seems difficult to nitpick all that much. And in the end, if you're nitpicking the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team, you may need to get out of the house a little more.

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goodkinglell
Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:01 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Hellickson, Kimbrel lead All-Rookie team

KansCityFn, I would agree. I'd go with Hosmer over Trumbo as well. But, like you said, everybody loves the longball.


And Beachy would have been a good pick as well, but I can't argue with Hellickson.  I'm just glad Revere made the list; a small bright spot for the Twins in an otherwise painful year.


fuzznutz
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Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:42 pm
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fuzznutz
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Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Hellickson, Kimbrel lead All-Rookie team

Trumbo over Hosmer?  Why is everyone in love with the long ball so much?  Hosmer had better stats overall than Trumbo.


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