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American League fWAR All Star Game roster

As baseball heads into its annual All Star Break, the story in the American League is surrounding Yankees’ rookie Aaron Judge.

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Yankees’ rookie Aaron Judge is the biggest story of the season. (Kathy Willens/AP – NJ.com)

After only 328 plate appearances, the rookie outfielder has been worth 5.1 wins (that’s superstar status at the end of the season) while posting a ridiculous wRC+ of 200. Judge has done this by consistently hitting for power this season — his isolated slugging percentage is .368 for the season. The 25-year old is absolutely playing out of his mind this season and it’s likely that his offensive performance is going to regress at some point (currently he’s sporting an unsustainably high BABIP of .419), but we should enjoy his obscene offensive production while it last.

Judge has been lighting the AL on fire this season, which is good…because everyone else this year has been kinda “meh”.

For our AL fWAR All Star roster, the top two first, second, and third basemen, along with the top two shortstops and designated; six outfielders, starting, and relief pitchers made our roster. Also included is a small sample of the players performance during the 2015 season, for batters with more than 150 plate appearances we’re looking at their BA/OBP/SLG; for qualified pitchers — more than 25 innings pitched — it’s their ERA/FIP/xFIP.

POSITION PLAYERS

Player Name Team AVG/OBP/SLG fWAR

CATCHERS

Alex Avila Detroit Tigers .315/.431/.586 2.4
Gary Sanchez New York Yankees .284/.373/.530 1.9

FIRST BASE

Logan Morrison Tampa Bay Rays .251/.358/.558 2.5
Yonder Alonso Oakland Athletics .297/.366/.589 2.0

SECOND BASE

Jose Altuve Houston Astros .330/.401/.528 3.6
Jed Lowrie Athletics .287/.357/.486 2.1

SHORTSTOP

Carlos Correa Houston Astros .308/.387/.533 3.1
Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox ..314/.368/.458 2.7

THIRD BASE

Jose Ramierz Cleveland Indians .321/.376/.556 3.0
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins .270/.376/.537 2.2

OUTFIELD

Aaron Judge New York Yankees .326/.449/.689 5.1
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim .337/.461/.742 3.3
George Springer Houston Astros .289/.367/.581 3.3
Corey Dickerson Tampa Bay Rays .326/.369/.570 2.9
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox .277/.353/.487 2.9
Aaron Hicks New York Yankees .290/.398/.515 2.7

Designated Hitter

Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners .285/.368/.500 1.3
Shin-Soo Choo Texas Rangers .256/.374/.426 1.2

**Corey Dickerson has the highest WAR DH listed on Fangraphs, but since he’s already listed as an OF, we moved to the next player down on the list.

PITCHERS

Player Name Team ERA/FIP/xFIP fWAR

STARTING PITCHER

Chris Sale Boston Red Sox 2.77/.2.05/2.62 4.7
Michael Fulmer Detroit Tigers 3.19/2.94/3.96 3.1
Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays 3.92/3.07/3.44 3.0
Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 3.02/2.60/2.69 2.7
Luis Severino New York Yankees 3.15/3.07/2.67 2.7
Lance McCullers Houston Astros 2.69/2.70/2.67 2.4

RELIEF PITCHER

Craig Kimbrel Boston Red Sox 1.01/0.42/1.21 2.4
Andrew Miller Cleveland Indians 1.52/1.61/2.28 1.8
Chris Devenski Houston Astros 2.23/2.29/2.62 1.7
Roberto Osuna Toronto Blue Jays 2.25/1.48/2.34 1.4
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2.04/1.38/2.13 1.4
Tommy Kahnle Chicago White Sox 2.30/1.38/2.13 1.3

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Neil Roberts View All

Proud alum of Washington State University, crazy sports nut, and drinker of beer.

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