All-Star Game Line-Ups and Starters

Get your pencils and scorecards ready.

AL Line-Up

1: Ichiro Suzuki, RF, Mariners
2: Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees
3: Josh Hamilton, CF, Rangers
4: Alex Rodriguez, 3B, Yankees
5: Manny Ramirez, LF, Red Sox
6: Milton Bradley, DH, Rangers
7: Kevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox
8: Joe Mauer, C, Twins
9: Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox

Starting Pitcher: Cliff Lee

NL Line-Up

1: Hanley Ramirez, SS, Marlins
2: Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
3: Lance Berkman, 1B, Astros
4: Albert Pujols, DH, Cardinals
5: Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
6: Matt Holliday, RF, Rockies
7: Ryan Braun, LF, Brewers
8: Kosuke Fukudome, CF, Cubs
9: Geovany Soto, C, Cubs

Starting Pitcher: Ben Sheets

OK, so sometimes predictions do not go as followed. But I wasn't too far off.

I nailed Ichiro, Jeter, Youkilis, Mauer and Pedroia on the AL side. And you can flip-flop Fuku and Soto on the NL side. And I wasn't too far off on Braun or HanRam.

And I was on it with Lee and Sheets as the top candidates.

Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

With a .288 batting average 16 home runs and 56 RBIs at the All-Star Break, is Geovany Soto the best ninth hitter ever?