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OF: As Andrew McCutchen’s league-leading 44 walks demonstrate, pitchers are refusing to challenge the reigning MVP with so little offense around him in Pittsburgh’s lineup. Yet he still owns 15 doubles and six homers and is brilliant in the outfield.
OF: They’re almost as well known for their antics and controversies as their play, but there is no denying that Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez and Los Angeles’ Yasiel Puig are two of the most dynamic young stars in the game, and both are having stellar seasons. An excruciating choice. So who gets the nod? A compromise: Both play the outfield and Stanton moves to DH.
Vote leaders: Puig; Charlie Blackmon, Rockies; Stanton.
C: With Buster Posey’s season in San Francisco complicated by a sore back, St. Louis’ Yadier Molina figured to make this automatic. But Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco and especially Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy, who has turned into a .325-hitting cleanup hitter, have made it close. Still, Molina gets the nod based on his mastery behind the plate.
Vote leader: Molina.
|Boston - WP: K. Couch||11||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: C. Reavis||8|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Tanaka||1||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: T. Milone||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen||10||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Fiers||4|
|Oakland - WP: J. Fuller||13||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: B. Loconsole||10|