Over the next week or so, Jays Journal will be teaming up with the other FanSided AL East writers to choose the best players at each position to create a 2011 All-Division Team.
Once we’ve worked with the writers from BoSox Injection (Red Sox), Yanks Go Yard (Yankees), Birds Watcher (Orioles), and Rays Colored Glasses (Rays) to select the best team we can muster, the AL East roster will face off against the AL Central and AL West All-Division teams in a fan vote hosted by our MLB site Call to the Pen. The AL winner will then advance to face off against the NL division selected by the same method and another fan vote will be held.
The rosters will consists of 1 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 5 SP, 1 setup man, and 1 closer. When the dust has settled and the voting has been completed, one All-Division team will reign supreme.
This is where you, the readers, come in.
We have reached a general consensus of what position players should be on the AL East All-Division Team, except for one outfielder. So, YOU are going to vote for who you feel should be the final piece for our AL East All-Division team!
Each candidate received two votes among our AL East writers. (Note: any player’s statistics prior to 2011 should be dismissed, and you should base your vote on what the candidates are going to do in 2011)Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
The poll will only be open for 24 hours, so get your votes in while you can! I will post the final position player roster tomorrow night. Stay tuned for the pitcher portion of the roster too, which will be revealed on Monday, February 21st.
We’re pulling for Bautista here, as his power numbers might dip next year but he should still be an effective hitter in the AL East (though he’ll likely be a full-time 3B in 2011). Markakis, arguably the most consistent candidate, and Ellsbury, who was injured most of last season but was lethal on the base paths prior to 2010, also make strong cases.