The American League 25-and-Under All-Star Team

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The American League 25-and-Under All-Star Team

By Administrator | June 22, 2006

So, if you had to fill out an American League team All-Star team with twelve players (8 position players, a DH, a right-handed starter, a left-handed starter and a closer) who are all twenty-five years of age or less, who would your team include?

My team:

C: Joe Mauer, MIN, 23 yo… 2006: .377, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 7 SB
1B: Nick Swisher, OAK, 25 yo… 2006: .289, 19 HR, 48 RBI, 1 SB
2B: Jose Lopez, SEA, 22 yo… 2006: .277, 9 HR, 53 RBI, 2 SB
3B: Hank Blalock, TEX, 25 yo… 2006: .294, 10 HR, 51 RBI, 1 SB
SS: Jhonny Peralta, CLE, 24 yo… 2006: .250, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 0 SB
LF: Carl Crawford, TB, 24 yo… 2006: .312, 10 HR, 36 RBI, 24 SB
CF: Grady Sizemore, CLE, 23 yo… 2006: .295, 13 HR, 35 RBI, 11 SB
RF: Alexis Rios, TOR, 25 yo… 2006: .324, 15 HR, 50 RBI, 9 SB
DH: Johnny Gomes, TB, 25 yo… 2006: .254, 17 HR, 47 RBI, 1 SB
RHP: Felix Hernandez, SEA, 20 yo… 2006: 7-6, 5.02… 84 IP, 89 hits, 82 K
LHP: Francisco Liriano, MIN, 22 yo… 2006: 7-1, 2.17 ERA… 66 IP, 51 hits, 74 K
CL: Jonathan Papelbon, BOS, 25 yo… 2006: 1-1, 0.25 ERA, 23 saves… 35 IP, 19 hits, 35 K

Special apologies to the fans of the following players: Justin Morneau, Robinson Cano, Scott Kazmir, Francisco Rodriguez, and Bobby Jenks

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