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Topps reveals its 2009 rookie All-star team

Topps unveiled its 51st annual Major League Rookie All-Star Team — a selection of players who will have the famed cup logo adorning their 2010 baseball cards.

They are:

1B Travis Ishikawa, San Francisco (120 games, 9 HR, 39 RBI, .261)
2B Chris Getz, Chicago (A.L.) (107, 2, 31, .261)
3B Gordon Beckham, Chicago (A.L.) (103, 14, 63, .270)
SS Elvis Andrus, Texas (145, 6, 40, .267)
OF Chris Coghlan, Florida (128, 9, 47, .321)
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh (108, 12, 54, .286)
OF Nolan Reimold, Baltimore (104, 15, 45, .279)
C Omir Santos, New York (N.L.) (96, 7, 40, .260)
RHP Tommy Hanson, Atlanta (127.2 IP, 11-4, 2.89, 116 K, 46 BB)
LHP J.A. Happ, Philadelphia (166 IP, 12-4, 2.93, 119 K, 56 BB)

The awards began in 1959 with Willie McCovey being the first of 16 future Hall of Famers named to the squad.

3 Comments

Benny T.

Uhm, where is Rick Porcello? Topps is a joke.

Posted November 25, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink
LMG

While Porcello is deserving, I think that proclaiming that Topps is a “joke” because he was excluded, is unwarranted. From a statistical standpoint, Hanson’s and Happ’s numbers were just as impressive as Porcello’s. Porcello had fewer strikeouts even though he pitched more innings. Porcello lost twice as many games and had an ERA that was a full run higher. Happ also had three complete games and two shutouts. Porcello also gave up three more homers than Happ, while only pitching four more innings. Again, I’m not saying Porcello isn’t deserving of the honor, but excluding any one of the three would not necessitate condemnation of Topps.

Posted November 26, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Permalink
jeff baker

you have to love the omir santos inclusion

Posted November 27, 2009 at 10:33 am | Permalink

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