Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mizzou Baseball in the Majors: Kinsler All Post-Season

All Post-Season Performers Team (mlb.com)
The 2011 MLB.com All-Postseason Performers presented by Intel were announced after the Cardinals outlasted the Rangers in a thrilling seven-game World Series, and not surprisingly the list is dominated by players from a Series that will go down in history as one of the best.

Albert Pujols of the Cardinals is at first base; Texas' Ian Kinsler is at second, and his double-play partner, Elvis Andrus, is at shortstop; World Series MVP David Freese of the Cardinals is at third; Mike Napoli of the Rangers is behind the plate; Michael Young of the Rangers is designated hitter; and the outfield is comprised of Ryan Braun of the Brewers in left, Chris Young of the D-backs in center and Nelson Cruz of the Rangers in right.
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Second base: Kinsler. Chase Utley batted .438 in the shocking NLDS for the Phillies, and finished with the fourth-best postseason-combined OPS (1.259). Robinson Cano drove in nine runs for the Yankees with a pair of homers in their early exit. But Kinsler carried over the magic of his 30-30 season, batting .308 (20-for-65) with 10 runs, 14 walks and 11 RBIs, one of the easiest picks on this team.

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