2014 Fantasy Baseball: Early Season All-Star Team

Early Season All-Star Team

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If we were to elect an All-Star team right now, purely on the numbers, here is what the 2014 All-Fantasy team would look like.

C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

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C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

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Posey is officially over his early-season slump. He has racked up 10 RBIs in 15 games this month to go along with a .303 batting average.

2014 Stats: .278 AVG, .369 OBP, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 8 Runs

C Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks

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C Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks

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After a lackluster 2013 season (11 HRs/42 RBIs), Montero has been peppering the ball this season. He has outproduced most of the big names at the position this fantasy season.

2014 Stats: .273 AVG, .373 OBP, 5 HRs, 24 RBIs, 15 Runs

1B Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

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1B Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

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Abreu may have been just placed on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury, but the rookie was having a monster season before hitting the shelf. He was leading the league with 15 homers and was the frontrunner for the 2014 fantasy MVP.

2014 Stats: .260 AVG, .312 OBP, 15 HRs, 42 RBIs, 29 Runs

1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

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1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Goldschmidt continues to show that his 2013 season (36 HRs/125 RBIs/103 Runs) wasn't a fluke. Goldy is on pace to have another 30/100/100 season.

2014 Stats: .317 AVG, .368 OBP, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs, 35 Runs

2B Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

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2B Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

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Utley is finally putting up All-Star quality numbers again. He is third in the MLB with a .338 batting average and the veteran is truly having an All-Star campaign.

2014 Stats: .338 AVG, .396 OBP, 3 HRs, 22 RBIs, 22 Runs

2B Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins

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2B Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins

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Dozier has been the biggest surprise at the keystone position this season. He is leading all second basemen with 11 homers, 40 runs, and 25 RBIs. Dozier has been the best value pick at second this fantasy season.

2014 Stats: .257 AVG, .374 OBP, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs, 40 Runs

SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

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SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

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Tulowitzki has always been an All-Star when on the diamond, and for the first time in years, the shortstop looks 100% healthy. The sky is the limit for Tulo in 2014.

2014 Stats: .393 AVG, .494 OBP, 13 HRs, 35 RBIs, 42 Runs

SS Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

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SS Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

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After posting a pathetic .279 batting average throughout his career, Ramirez has hit everything that crosses the plate. He currently has a robust .320 batting average and has performed like a top-tier stopgap.

2014 Stats: .320 AVG, .353 OBP, 5 HRs, 28 RBIs, 27 Runs

3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

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3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

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After hitting only two homers through April, Cabrera has exploded this May. He has smacked five homers in 16 games this month to go along with 24 RBIs. Miggy is finally starting to wake up for fantasy fans and that is pretty scary.


2014 Stats: .316 AVG, .357 OBP, 7 HRs, 39 RBIs, 22 Runs

3B Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

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3B Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

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Donaldson's 2013 season (.301 AVG, 24 HRs) was somewhat surprising, but he has followed it up with a brilliant start to the 2014 season. He has already clubbed 10 long balls and the third baseman is third in the league with 38 runs.

2014 Stats: .280 AVG, .362 OBP, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 38 Runs

OF Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

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OF Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

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Stanton is finally having that breakout fantasy season. He is leading the league with 43 RBIs and is tied for third in homers. The Miami Monster is currently the number one outfielder in all of fantasy.

2014 Stats: .318 AVG, .405 OBP, 12 HRs, 43 RBIs, 29 Runs

OF Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

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OF Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

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Many owners were scared about adding Cruz this off-season after a lengthy 50-game PED suspension to end the 2013 season. However, the veteran has been abusing the ball this season and seems primed to have a 35 HR/100 RBI season.

2014 Stats: .273 AVG, .33 OBP, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 25 Runs

OF Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

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OF Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

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After starting the 2014 season by reaching base in the first 38 games, Joey Batts was a shoe-in to make this list.

2014 Stats: .294 AVG, .433 OBP, 11 HRs, 30 RBIs, 35 Runs

OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

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OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

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Blackmon's 6-for-6 performance in the opening week of the season quickly put the outfielder on the map. His average may slowly be leveling out, but the veteran continues to hit for power and score runs.

2014 Stats: .339 AVG, .376 OBP, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs, 35 Runs

SP Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds

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SP Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds

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Cueto has been absolutely untouchable this season. The veteran has a sizzling 1.25 ERA and has reestablished himself as a true fantasy ace.

2014 Stats: 72 IP, 4-2, 1.25 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 76 K's

SP Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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SP Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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Tanaka has lived up to the hype this season. He hasn't lost a single game and has shockingly struck out 10.24 hitters though nine innings of work. This will be the first of many All-Star appearances for Ma-Kun.

2014 Stats: 58 IP, 6-0, 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 66 K's

SP Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

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SP Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

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Year after year, Wainwright continues to anchor fantasy rotations. The veteran is off to a quick 6-2 start and his 2.11 ERA is as good as it gets.

2014 Stats: 64 IP, 6-2, 2.11 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 56 K's

SP Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

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SP Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

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After a Cy Young performance last year, Scherzer has mirrored his 2013 numbers. The right-hander has already struck out 73 batters in 59.1 innings and has surpassed Justin Verlander as the team's ace.

2014 Stats: 59 IP, 6-1, 1.83 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 73 K's

SP Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

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SP Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Despite all the attention on Clayton Kershaw and his new 0 million contract, Greinke has been the team's ace this fantasy season. He is tied for the league-lead with seven wins to go along with a glimmering 2.03 ERA.

2014 Stats: 53.1 IP, 7-1, 2.03 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 61 K's

SP Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants

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SP Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants

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Hudson has been the surprise of San Fran's rotation this season. He was a waiver wire pickup in many leagues this spring, but he has once again emerged as a legitimate fantasy hurler.

2014 Stats: 60.1 IP, 4-2, 2.09 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 38 K's

RP Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers

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RP Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers

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Rodriguez stole the closer role from Jim Henderson this spring and he hasn't looked back. K-Rod is currently leading the league with 17 saves and is the number one closer in fantasy right now.

2014 Stats: 23 IP, 17 Saves, 1.57 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, 28 K's

RP Huston Street, San Diego Padres

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RP Huston Street, San Diego Padres

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Street is having a resurgent fantasy season and the veteran has earned a spot on the early All-fantasy team.

2014 Stats: 18 IP, 13 Saves, 0.50 ERA, 0.78 WHIP,


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