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Who are ESPN.com's All-Star starters?

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ESPN.com polled its baseball experts to find out who they think deserves to be in the starting lineup for the 78th annual All-Star Game on July 10 in San Francisco.

The final results are below. See how they match up with the currrent NL and AL voting results.

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
CATCHERS

Los Angeles Dodgers


Already a team leader in only his second year.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
75 9 51 45 .365 .299

New York Yankees


Leads all catchers in hitting and OPS.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
72 9 44 41 .406 .339
FIRST BASEMEN

Milwaukee Brewers


The only one keeping up with A-Rod in HRs. And he's 23.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
78 27 63 54 .372 .282

Boston Red Sox


Not as many HRs, but still very productive.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
72 13 48 49 .433 .319
SECOND BASEMEN

Philadelphia Phillies


No other 2B is even close to Utley offensively.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
78 15 64 58 .413 .331

Detroit Tigers


No errors in the field, and one of the game's hardest to K.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
71 1 35 54 .377 .327
THIRD BASEMEN

Florida Marlins


Ranks second to Fielder in the NL in slugging (.594).
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
75 17 56 48 .392 .326

New York Yankees


Leads everyone in home runs, RBIs, slugging.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
76 28 78 72 .424 .327
SHORTSTOPS

New York Mets


The game's best leadoff man, and only four errors.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
76 3 33 53 .395 .314

New York Yankees


Well on his way to another 200-hit season.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
75 5 38 53 .417 .344
OUTFIELDERS

Colorado Rockies


Has quickly become an offensive force in the NL.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
78 13 60 48 .397 .350

Los Angeles Angels


Quietly remains one of the game's most feared players.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
76 14 69 44 .424 .330

Chicago Cubs


After slow start, has adjusted well to life at Wrigley.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
71 15 30 51 .353 .305

Detroit Tigers


Enjoying a sensational MVP-caliber first half.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
75 13 68 65 .453 .377

Cincinnati Reds


His resurgence reminds us he's one of the greatest.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
73 21 50 43 .379 .290

Seattle Mariners


Has never finished below 200 hits, and won't this year either.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
75 5 39 54 .419 .364
STARTING PITCHERS

San Diego Padres


Leads the NL in K's, and has allowed only one HR.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L BB K ERA
16 9 2 30 113 2.14

Oakland A's


The game's best ERA gives him the nod. An unsung season.
2007 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L BB K ERA
17 9 2 29 93 1.91