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MLB All Star Game: The 2015 All Prospect Team

Ray offers his take on the 2015 all prospect All Star team, including Carlos Correa, Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant and others.

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The MLB All Star game is tonight at Great American Ball Park in CIncinnati where the best players in the game are competing to see which league will have home field in the World Series. Silly rule. Why can't they base it on best record? I don't get it.

The last two years we have seen so many of the top prospects in the game called up that we could make an all prospect All Star team, so I am going to do just that today.

My 2015 All Prospect All Star team

C: Kyle Schwarber, Cubs

Schwarber showed he belonged at the most advanced level when he was called up a few weeks ago, hitting 364-.391-.561 with a home run, 6 runs scored and 6 RBI in just 23 plate appearances. He should be up some time after the All Star break as catcher Miguel Montero may need a stint on the disabled list.

1B: Miguel Sano, Twins

Ok, I cheated. I placed Sano at first base as there haven't been any good first base prospects called up that I am aware of. Sano has hit well since his call up and hit his second home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Tigers. He is hitting .378-.489-.649 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in 45 plate appearances. He is striking out quite a bit, but has shown he can take a walk as well, which is a good sign.

2B: Devon Travis, Blue Jays

Second base was a tough one as there are a few second base prospects performing well this season, with Travis and Braves second baseman Jace Peterson and Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor leading the pack. Travis has hit well when healthy, hitting .301-.351-.495 with 7 home runs, 33 runs scored and 31 RBI in 202 plate appearances.

SS: Carlos Correa, Astros

There is not much more I can say about Correa, as I already wrote about him in these pages recently.

Carlos Correa: Is he the top fantasy shortstop?

3B: Kris Bryant, Cubs

Bryant and the next guy are the two favorites for National League Rookie of the Year right now. Bryant has not disappointed us upon his call up as he is hitting .269-.375-.466 with 12 home runs, 46 runs scored, 50 RBI and 8 stolen bases, and he made the NL All Star team.

Honorable mention: Maikel Franco, Phillies and Matt Duffy, Giants

OF: Joc Pederson, Dodgers

Pederson has exceed my expectations for him in the power department, although he has struggled at the plate recently. He is hitting .230-.366-.486 with 20 home runs, 46 runs scored, 40 RBI and just 2 stolen bases. The Dodgers front office doesn't emphasize stealing bases, so I don't see him approaching double digits steals this season, but he should be good for 30 home runs.

OF: Yasmany Tomas, Diamondbacks

Tomas came to the U.S. with a big power tool but many felt he would struggle at the plate in his first look at big league pitching. Well, the scouts couldn't have been more wrong as he has hit for little power, but has hit better than many expected. Tomas is hitting .315-.352-.448 with 5 home runs, 24 runs scored, 35 RBI and 5 stolen bases in his 264 plate appearances.

OF: Randal Grichuk, Cardinals

Grichuk, an injury replacement for Matt Holliday, may have cemented himself in the Cardinals lineup playing all three outfield positions. That could change once Holliday and Jon Jay return from the disabled list. Through 58 games, Grichuk is hitting .267-.307-.524 with 7 home runs, 15 doubles, 6 triples, 28 runs scored, 24 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

SP: Noah Syndergaard, Mets

Syndergaard was called up back in early May and has dominated ever since. He has had a few disaster starts, but has given up one run or less in 7 of his 11 startts, and is already showing he can be an ace in short order. In just 11 starts this season, his fWAR is 1.9.  Yeah, he's good.

SP: Chris Heston, Giants

Heston was never a top 100 prospect, but has flourished in his first big league season, going 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA, 3.22 FIP and a 1.21 WHIP. He's not a big strikeout pitcher, but he keeps the ball on the ground at a 56% clip and limits hard contact to under 25%.

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