The Major League Baseball All-New England team
May 26, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder AJ Pollock (11) hits a 2 run walk off home run against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
- A.J. Pollock (Arizona Diamondbacks)– Hebron, CT
Pollock was well on the way to a career year in 2014 before a broken hand sidelined him this May. Through his first 52 games of the season, he was slashing a very impressive .316/.366/.554 for the Diamondbacks and, while that performance likely would have tailed off due to a .370 BABIP and 11.3% home run per fly ball rate, was breaking out for the Diamondbacks at age 26. Pollock is also regarded as one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball and is an incredibly valuable, underrated player that would slot in well as the center fielder of the New Englanders.