Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Japan All-Star Series

Today MLB announced that as earlier as this November, they will send a team of All-Stars to Japan to resume the Japan All-Star Series.  The series was last played in 2006 and has not been scheduled due to the World Baseball Classic.  I love making rosters for these types of exhibition games and this is the team I would send across seas.  Past rosters have included 27 players made up of 12 pitchers and 14 position players.  Enjoy!

Pitching Staff

Justin Verlander - DET
Jose Fernandez - MIA
Clayton Kershaw -LAD
Max Scherzer - DET

Fransisco Rodriguez - MIL
Sergio Romo - SF
Craig Kimbrel - ATL
Glen Perkins -MIN
Koji Uehara - BOS (he could play for team Japan as Japanese players have done in the past)
Aroldis Chapman - CIN
Brad Ziegler - ARI
Will Smith - MIL
Kenley Jansen - LAD

Position Players

C Yadier Molina - STL
C Buster Posey - SF
C Jonathan Lucroy - MIL
1B Paul Goldschmidt - ARI
1B Miguel Cabrera - DET
2B Robinson Cano - SEA
SS Troy Tulowitzki - COL
3B Matt Carpenter - STL
UTL Ben Zobrist - TB
OF Giancarlo Stanton - MIA
OF Carlos Gomez - MIL
OF Mike Trout - LAA

OF Jose Bautista - TOR