The Major League Baseball All-New England team

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Jul 26, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Orioles second baseman Flaherty (3) throws to first base for a put out against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Second Baseman

Flaherty has played the role of a utility man since being selected by the Orioles in the 2011 Rule 5 draft from the Chicago Cubs. However, he is a natural second baseman and that’s where he would slide in as a starter for the All-New England team as one of few Mainers currently active in Major League Baseball. While Flaherty is having a rough season this year, slashing only .196/.259/.306 with 5 home runs in 69 games for the Orioles. Flaherty’s real value stems from his versatility but, locked in at second baseman for the New Englanders, he would unfortunately be a well below-average starter.