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My All-Star Team
Tom Verducci
July 11, 2005
Meet the new faces of baseball. Conspicuous by their absence on my 2005 All-Star teams are the eight active home run leaders and their combined 52 All-Star appearances: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Ken Griffey Jr., Jeff Bagwell, Frank Thomas, Juan Gonzalez and Jim Thome.
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July 11, 2005

My All-star Team

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Utley is a Philly fan favorite because of his aggressive style, and because he can hit. He led NL second basemen in OPS (.916) and slugging percentage (.532).

FANS' PICK -- JEFF KENT, Dodgers

SHORTSTOP -- FELIPE LOPEZ -- CINCINNATI REDS

The Reds didn't even have him in their Opening Day lineup. But Lopez has outproduced every shortstop in the league (.303, 13 homers, 45 RBIs).

FANS' PICK -- DAVID ECKSTEIN, Cardinals

THIRD BASE -- MORGAN ENSBERG -- HOUSTON ASTROS

Houston's best clutch hitter (.313 with runners in scoring position) led NL third basemen in homers (20, five short of his career high) and RBIs (54).

FANS' PICK -- SCOTT ROLEN, Cardinals

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