Dodgers: The Dodgers All 2000’s All-Star Starting Lineup
Catcher – Russell Martin (2007-2008)
There is no way the spot could go to Paul Lo Duca since he has been anti-Dodgers ever since he retired. Russell Martin burst onto the scene in 2007 finishing with 19 homers, 87 RBI’s, 21 stolen bases, and a .293 batting average. That is quite the season for any position, coming from a catcher that is even more impressive.
First Base – Adrian Gonzalez (2015)
The first base position has only featured two Dodger all-stars since 2000. Those two are Nomar Garciaparra in 2006, and Adrian Gonzalez in 2015. Nomar had his last big season in 2006 with the Dodgers but Adrian Gonzalez edges him out as Gonzo hit 28 home runs in 2015 and was as Vin Scully liked to say, “The butter and egg” man. Gonzalez was acquired at a time when the Dodgers desperately lacked a run-producing bat at first base and Adrian filled that void for years.
Second Base – Jeff Kent (2005)
The Dodgers have had two all-star second baseman since 2000 with Jeff Kent and Orlando Hudson taking the honors. While the O-dawg was a fun enthusiastic player, the best all-star second baseman the Dodgers have had since 2000 is Jeff Kent. In 2005, Kent 29 home runs and drove in over 100 runs. Kent also hit .289 and put together the last big season by a Dodger second baseman.
Shortstop – Corey Seager (2016)
The Dodgers have scored three all-star shortstops since 2000 in Cesar Izturis, Rafael Furcal, and Corey Seager. While Furcal was the last legitimate leadoff threat the Dodgers have had, Corey Seager put together the best all-star season of the three and takes the starting shortstop spot. In 2016, Seager blasted 26 home runs and hit .308 in his first full season in the big leagues. Seager should be in all-star contention next year if he has a comeback season he is capable of having.
Third Base – Justin Turner (2017)
The Dodgers had a drought at third base ever since Adrian Beltre left the Dodgers. In fact, Justin Turner is the only all-star third baseman the Dodgers have had since 2000. Turner also was a final vote candidate and ended up making last year’s all-star team. Justin was in contention for the NL batting title last season finishing with a .322 average and 21 home runs.