Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/25/13
Closing in on the All-Star Game, everyone knows about Cabrera, Cano, Chris Davis, Posey and Votto. But there have been plenty of surprises by guys you’ve never heard of or never expected it from that have busted through and could snag their first Midsummer Classic selection. Here are All-Star lineups from guys that either weren’t on the map a year ago or have been quiet for much of their careers but are now making a splash: the All-Scrub Stars. National League Catcher: Evan Gattis, Braves. Gattis took an opportunity provided by Brian McCann’s injury to break into the scene and earn NL Rookie of the Month for both April and May and leads NL catchers with 14 home runs, many in clutch situations. Not bad for a guy that left a college baseball scholarship for drug rehab and then worked as a parking valet and at a pizza parlor. First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves. Freeman missed 13 games with an injury but is still on pace for 100 RBI (third among NL first basemen) and is hitting .304. ...
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