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We are officially underway in the second half of the 2017 MLB season. And that means we can recap what a tremendous first half of the season we saw this year. A few of the writers here at Pro Sports Fandom came together and voted a Midseason MLB Team of the Year complete with players from every position. The player with the most votes was deemed as the Midseason player of the year at that respective position.
The format for the team is simple, there are 4 starting pitchers, 8 starting position players, 1 designated hitter, 3 bench position players, and 5 bullpen pitchers. Now let’s jump right in to see the options for positions and who won the vote!
The Ace: Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (6 votes)
15-2 with a 2.07 ERA.
Red Sox SP Chris Sale (6 votes)
11-4 with a 2.59 ERA.
Nationals SP Max Scherzer (6 votes)
11-5 with a 2.01 ERA.
Indians SP Corey Kluber (4 votes)
7-3 with a 2.86 ERA
Others receiving votes: Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (1 vote), Dodgers SP Alex Wood (2 votes)
Pirates CP Felipe Rivero (2 votes)
4-2 with 8 saves and a 0.71 ERA.
Dodgers CP Kenley Jansen (5 votes)
4-0 with 24 saves and a 0.88 ERA.
Red Sox CP Craig Kimbrel (5 votes)
2-0 with 24 saves and a 1.32 ERA.
Rockies CP Greg Holland (5 votes)
1-1 with 30 saves and a 1.53 ERA.
Blue Jays CP Roberto Osuna (2 votes)
2-0 with 23 saves and a 2.11 ERA.
Others receiving votes: Brewers CP Corey Knebel (1 vote), Orioles CP Zach Britton (1 vote), Phillies RP Pat Neshek (1 vote), Astros RP Brad Peacock (1 vote), Rays CP Alex Colome (1 vote), Yankees RP Tommy Kahnle (1 vote), Reds CP Raisel Iglesias (1 vote)
NOTE* Starters in bold.
Royals C Salvador Perez (3 votes)
.282/.309/.513 with 18 HRs and 58 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Giants C Buster Posey (2 votes).
D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt (5 votes)
.317/.435/.583 with 21 HRs and 72 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Reds 1B Joey Votto (1 vote), Dodgers 1B Cody Bellinger (1 vote).
Astros 2B Jose Altuve (3 votes)
.353/.420/.556 with 14 HRs and 52 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy (2 votes).
Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado (4 votes)
.309/.356/.584 with 21 HRs and 80 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (2 votes), Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (1 vote).
Astros SS Carlos Correa (5 votes)
.320/.400/.566 with 20 HRs and 67 RBIs
Others receiving votes: None. Correa was the only shortstop voted for.
Yankees OF Aaron Judge (4 votes)
.313/.434/.647 with 30 HRs and 67 RBIs
Nationals OF Bryce Harper (5 votes)
.337/.442/.632 with 24 HRs and 73 RBIs
Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon (3 votes)
.324/.377/.604 with 23 HRs and 65 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Angels OF Mike Trout (1 vote), Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (1 vote), Astros OF George Springer (1 vote).
Mariners DH Nelson Cruz (4 votes)
.288/.372/.532 with 20 HRs and 74 RBIs
Others receiving votes: Rays DH Corey Dickerson (1 vote)
Bench Position Players:
Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy
.340/.393/.581 with 16 HRs and 71 RBIs
Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon
.320/.424/.597 with 20 HRs and 64 RBIs
Giants C Buster Posey
.329/.409/.508 with 11 HRs and 40 RBIs
The Batting Order:
- Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon
- Astros 2B Jose Altuve
- D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper
- Yankees OF Aaron Judge
- Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado
- Astros SS Carlos Correa
- Mariners DH Nelson Cruz
- Royals C Salvador Perez
Manager of the Team is…
Astros manager A.J. Hinch
Now we will all be able to see how our Predictions fan out at the conclusion of the 2017 season but for now let us know ur squad on Twitter @TB24Gaming or @ProSportsFandom. I’ll leave the twitter handles of each of the writers who voted and participated in this article.
Writers who participated on Twitter:
Thanks for reading! Hope you all enjoyed!