2014 BCB NL All-Star Roster Vote: Final Thoughts

Hunter Martin

Let's recap the series and what the Brewers chances are of making the team.

This is part nine of a nine-part series where we look at each position in the National League for the All-Star roster. We will see how different contributors constructed their All-Star rosters, as well as which players deserve to make the team. Check the storystream in the right bar for previous entries in the series.

Let's finish up the series today with some things we have seen over the course of the series. Looking through what the contributors have to say, here's what we should expect for the All-Star team for the Brewers.

Brewers that should be a lock for the team: Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez
Brewers that have a decent chance at the team: Ryan Braun, Kyle Lohse, Will Smith, Aramis Ramirez
Brewers that have an outside chance at the team: Francisco Rodiguez, Zach Duke
Brewers in the vote but have virtually no chance: Mark Reynolds, Rickie Weeks, Jean Segura, Khris Davis

It's clear that Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez should be on the team. If either didn't make the team, it would be a complete snub. Lucroy is leading catchers in fWAR & bWAR, and Gomez is third in both in the outfield. Even if they aren't starters, they should be on the team.

After that, it becomes a tougher choice. Ryan Braun, Kyle Lohse, and Will Smith all have chances to make the team. If Ryan Braun can get his votes up, he might make it in the outfield, but it would be very tough to make it through the player vote or manager choice. Kyle Lohse and Will Smith have chances through the player vote or manager selections, though they have some competition in each case. Meanwhile, if you asked me yesterday, I would have said that Aramis Ramirez only had an outside chance at the team. However, because of a lack of depth at the position, and the Brewers getting the ballot boxes stuffed, Aramis Ramirez is first at the position again. If it holds, he would be on the team.

On the long shot side, Zach Duke and Francisco Rodriguez could be outside manager's choices. Beyond that, anyone else who would make the team from the Brewers would be a complete surprise. Mark Reynolds, Rickie Weeks, Jean Segura, and Khris Davis are among the leaders at their positions in votes, but any of them making the team would be a complete surprise.

Breaking down the results a little more, how many votes each Brewer received:

Jonathan Lucroy: 8
Carlos Gomez: 8
Ryan Braun: 5
Kyle Lohse: 5
Will Smith: 5
Zach Duke: 2
Mark Reynolds: 1

I had put together some polls to get a community vote as well. However, the polls got too few votes to put together results. I may post the results in the comments in the next day or two, but unfortunately, it wasn't enough to put together the results into a roster.

Let's finish with a review of everyone's roster. Who put together the best team? Who's team is just crazy? Put your opinions in the comments below.


Cheeseandcorn Derek Harvey Fred Hofstetter Hangwithem Rach
Starting C Jonathan Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy Jonathon Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy
Starting 1B Anthony Rizzo Paul Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt Freddie Freeman
Starting 2B Chase Utley Chase Utley Chase Utley Chase Utley
Starting SS Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki
Starting 3B Todd Frazier David Wright Todd Frazier David Wright
Starting OF Yasiel Puig Carlos Gomez Carlos Gomez Carlos Gomez
Starting OF Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Stanton Yasiel Puig Giancarlo Stanton
Starting OF Carlos Gomez Yasiel Puig Giancarlo Stanton Yasiel Puig
Reserve C Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Carlos Ruiz Yadier Molina
Reserve 1B Freddie Freeman (DH) Freddie Freeman Freddie Freeman Paul Goldschmidt
Reserve 2B Neil Walker Daniel Murphy Daniel Murphy Neil Walker
Reserve SS Hanley Ramirez Jimmy Rollins Jimmy Rollins Chris Owings
Reserve 3B Matt Carpenter Todd Frazier Matt Carpenter Todd Frazier
Reserve OF Justin Upton Justin Upton Justin Upton Andrew McCutchen
Reserve OF Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen Hunter Pence Justin Upton (DH)
Reserve OF Seth Smith Ryan Braun (DH) Andrew McCutchen Charlie Blackmon
Position Bench Paul Goldschmidt Seth Smith Anthony Rizzo (DH) Adrian Gonzalez
Position Bench Daniel Murphy Charlie Blackmon AJ Pollock Dee Gordon
Position Bench A.J. Pollock Buster Posey Seth Smith Seth Smith
Position Bench Hunter Pence Nolan Arenando Dee Gordon Buster Posey
Alt. Position Nolan Arenado Anthony Rendon Jason Heyward Ryan Braun
Pitcher #1 Johnny Cueto Adam Wainwright Stephen Strasburg Tim Hudson
Pitcher #2 Adam Wainwright Johnny Cueto Zack Greinke Julio Teheran
Pitcher #3 Tim Hudson Jeff Samardzija Madison Bumgarner Johnny Cueto
Pitcher #4 Jeff Samardzija Stephen Strasburg Johnny Cueto Adam Wainwright
Pitcher #5 Zack Greinke Cliff Lee Adam Wainwright Zack Greinke
Pitcher #6 Michael Wacha Michael Wacha Michael Wacha Jason Hammel
Pitcher #7 Madison Bumgarner Madison Bumgarner Craig Kimbrel Jeff Samardzija
Pitcher #8 Julio Teheran Clayton Kershaw Will Smith Josh Beckett
Pitcher #9 Craig Kimbrel Kyle Lohse Kenley Jansen Craig Kimbrel
Pitcher #10 Huston Street Craig Kimbrel Pat Neshek Jean Machi
Pitcher #11 Rafael Soriano Steve Chisek Cliff Lee Will Smith
Pitcher #12 Francisco Rodriguez Will Smith Jeff Samardzija Huston Street
Pitcher #13 Tony Watson Kenley Jansen Julio Teheran Sergio Romo
Alt. Pitcher #1 Cliff Lee Zack Greinke Kyle Lohse Trevor Rosenthal
Alt. Pitcher #2 Kyle Lohse Aaron Harang Ian Kennedy Steve Cishek
Alt. Pitcher #3 Jean Machi Andrew Cashner Aaron Harang Kenley Jansen


-JP- Jordan Mader Noah Jarosh NPetrashek
Starting C Jonathan Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy
Starting 1B Paul Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt Anthony Rizzo Freddie Freeman
Starting 2B Chase Utley Chase Utley Chase Utley Chase Utley
Starting SS Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki
Starting 3B Todd Frazier Todd Frazier Todd Frazier Matt Carpenter
Starting OF Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Stanton Yasiel Puig Giancarlo Stanton
Starting OF Yasiel Puig Carlos Gomez Giancarlos Stanton Yasiel Puig
Starting OF Carlos Gomez Yasiel Puig Carlos Gomez Carlos Gomez
Reserve C Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Devin Mesoraco
Reserve 1B Anthony Rizzo Freddie Freeman Paul Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt
Reserve 2B Daniel Murphy Dee Gordon Daniel Murphy Dee Gordon
Reserve SS Ian Desmond Andrelton Simmons Hanley Ramirez Hanley Ramirez
Reserve 3B David Wright Matt Carpenter Matt Carpenter Todd Frazier
Reserve OF Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen Mike Morse Charlie Blackmon
Reserve OF Justin Upton (DH) Justin Upton (DH) Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen
Reserve OF Seth Smith Charlie Blackmon Seth Smith Ryan Braun
Position Bench Freddie Freeman Seth Smith Freddie Freeman Mark Reynolds
Position Bench Devin Mesoraco A.J. Pollock Justin Upton Anthony Rendon
Position Bench Matt Carpenter Daniel Murphy Ryan Braun Jason Heyward
Position Bench Ryan Braun Anthony Rizzo Anthony Rendon Anthony Rizzo
Alt. Position Hunter Pence Hunter Pence Nolan Arenado Yadier Molina
Pitcher #1 Stephen Strasburg Johnny Cueto Adam Wainwright Johnny Cueto
Pitcher #2 Johnny Cueto Adam Wainwright Johnny Cueto Stephen Strasburg
Pitcher #3 Adam Wainwright Madison Bumgarner Stephen Strasburg Adam Wainwright
Pitcher #4 Zack Greinke Zack Greinke Madison Bumgarner Michael Wacha
Pitcher #5 Madison Bumgarner Tim Hudson Zack Grienke Madison Bumgarner
Pitcher #6 Clayton Kershaw Julio Teheran Tim Hudson Zack Greinke
Pitcher #7 Tim Hudson Stephen Strasburg Julio Teheran Andrew Cashner
Pitcher #8 Jeff Samardzija Kyle Lohse Andrew Cashner Jonathan Niese
Pitcher #9 Kyle Lohse Tony Watson Jeff Samardzija Kenley Jansen
Pitcher #10 Craig Kimbrel Steve Cishek Craig Kimbrel Francisco Rodriguez
Pitcher #11 Steve Cishek Will Smith Jean Machi Pat Neshek
Pitcher #12 Pat Neshek Huston Street Zach Duke Will Smith
Pitcher #13 Zack Duke Craig Kimbrel Kenley Jansen Craig Kimbrel
Alt. Pitcher #1 Jason Hammel Jeff Samardzija Michael Wacha Cliff Lee
Alt. Pitcher #2 Jordan Zimmerman Nathan Eovaldi Steve Cishek Jeff Samardzija
Alt. Pitcher #3 Ian Kennedy Michael Wacha Tony Watson Aaron Harang

Finally, for reading this far down, Hangwithem Rach also made a roster for the AL. Here it is:


Hangwithem Rach
Starting C Tyler Flowers
Starting 1B Miguel Cabrera
Starting 2B Ian Kinsler
Starting SS Alexei Ramirez
Starting 3B Josh Donaldson
Starting OF Mike Trout
Starting OF Jose Bautista
Starting OF Michael Brantley
Starting DH Nelson Cruz
Reserve C Derek Norris
Reserve 1B Jose Abreu
Reserve 2B Robinson Cano
Reserve SS Derek Jeter
Reserve 3B Adrian Beltre
Reserve OF Shin-Soo Choo
Reserve OF Adam Jones
Reserve OF Alex Rios
Position Bench Albert Pujols
Position Bench Brian Dozier
Position Bench Victor Martinez
Alt. Position Alex Gordon
Pitcher #1 Masahiro Tanaka
Pitcher #2 Yu Darvish
Pitcher #3 Sonny Gray
Pitcher #4 Felix Hernandez
Pitcher #5 Scott Kazmir
Pitcher #6 Mark Buehrle
Pitcher #7 Dallas Keuchel
Pitcher #8 Jesse Chavez
Pitcher #9 Chris Sale
Pitcher #10 Max Scherzer
Pitcher #11 Darren O'Day
Pitcher #12 Dellin Betances
Pitcher #13 Koji Uehara
Alt. Pitcher #1 Corey Kluber
Alt. Pitcher #2 Zach Britton
Alt. Pitcher #3 Jake Petricka
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