AL West 2011 Pre Season All Division Team

In collaboration with the other AL West Blogs ( Nolan Writin , Sodo Mojo , Swingin A’s) of the Fan Sided network we will be submitting  an all AL West team. This team will  ultimately be pitted against the rest of baseballs divisional  teams and put to a fan vote in order to crown baseballs most talented division. 

We are all about transparency here at the Hangout  so without further adieu I present you  the non homer ,unbiased AL West team we submitted.

  • C – Kurt Suzuki (OAK)
    1B - Kendry Morales (LAA)  
    2B – Ian Kinsler (TEX)
    3B – Adrian Beltre (TEX)
    SS – Elvis Andrus  (TEX)
    OF – Josh Hamiltion  (TEX)
    OF – Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) 
    OF - Nelson Cruz (TEX)
    DH – Torii Hunter (LAA)  
    SP - Felix Hernandez  (SEA)
    SP - Jered Weaver (LAA)  
    SP – Trevor Cahill ( OAK)
    SP – Dan Haren (LAA)
    SP –  Brett Anderson (OAK) 
    Setup - Scott Downs (LAA) 
    Closer - Neftali Feliz (TEX)
  • Notes: Be on the lookout for the final AL West team once voting is complete. Howie Kendrick, Ervin Santana and Vernon Wells also recieved votes :)

Topics: All Al West Team, Pre Season

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  • http://mlbblogbuzz.com Tony C

    I mostly agree, except I think Torii Hunter is a much better defensive talent than Nelson Cruz. Switch the two and it looks good.

  • Kalup Alexander

    Hey Tony – You may be right.The only thing that kept me from putting Torii in the outfield over Cruz is he has yet to play a full year in right field. Cruz’s UZR numbers in right were a little bit better than Torii’s were in his limited time last year.

    With a full off season and spring to learn the postion and get used to the angles in right Torii could become an elite right fielder.

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