Gaby Sanchez and Mike Stanton were selected as Major League Rookie All-Stars by Topps.
Impressive rookie seasons by Gaby Sanchez and Mike Stanton are not being overlooked.
On Monday, the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team was announced, and both young Marlins sluggers made the cut.
Sanchez made the team at first base, while Stanton is one of three outfielders. Selections are from players in both the National and American leagues.
Congrats Gaby and Mike.
Here are the other rookies chosen:
The two starting pitchers were Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg (who posted a 2.91 ERA, 92 strikeouts and 17 walks in 68 innings before Tommy John surgery) and Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia (13-8 with a 2.70 ERA in 28 starts), while the relief pitcher was American League Rookie of the Year Neftali Feliz (2.73 ERA and a rookie-record 40 saves).
The position players were named as follows: Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez (.273 batting average, 19 homers and 85 RBIs), Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (.296 average, 12 home runs), Twins third baseman Danny Valencia (.311, 40 RBIs), Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (.300 average, 41 RBIs), Giants catcher and National League Rookie of the Year Buster Posey (.305 average, 18 homers and 67 RBIs), and outfielders Austin Jackson of the Tigers (.293, 41 RBIs and 27 stolen bases), Mike Stanton of the Marlins (22 homers and 59 RBIs in 100 games) and Jason Heyward of the Braves (.277 average, 18 homers and 72 RBIs).
You might want to consider getting a hold of this set, there are some fine rookies in the group. And anyway, given how things are going in the economy, it might be the best longterm investment out there.