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Top 10 Indians All-Star Seasons Of The Last 10 Years

By T.J. ZUPPE, 92.3 The Fan Indians Beat Reporter
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Cliff Lee (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Michael Brantley will be the lone Cleveland Indians representative among the players in the 2014 All-Star Game.

But where does Brantley’s first half numbers rank among Cleveland All-Stars over the last 10 years?

Here are my top 10 Tribe All-Star seasons (numbers as of the All-Star Break) dating back to 2005:

1. Cliff Lee – 2008: 12-2, 2.31 ERA, 124.2 IP, 1.035 WHIP
Lee’s start in the All-Star Game clinches the top spot.

2. Victor Martinez – 2007: .324/.382/.553, 16 HR, 68 RBI
All of that offensive production from a catcher? Now that’s impressive.

3. Michael Brantley – 2014: .322/.382/.519, 15 HR, 63 RBI, 10 SB
His progression as a big league hitter has been a joy to watch.

4. Grady Sizemore – 2008: .273/.374/.539, 23 HR, 54 RBI, 22 SB
Sizemore’s final All-Star season as an Indian was his finest.

5. C.C. Sabathia – 2007: 12-3, 3.58 ERA, 133.1 IP, 1.170 WHIP
Actually pitched better in the second half on his way to the Cy Young Award.

6. Jason Kipnis – 2013: .301/.383/.514, 13 HR, 57 RBI, 21 SB
An .897 OPS and 21 steals at the break? Not too shabby.

7. Grady Sizemore – 2007: .280/.393/.471, 15 HR, 46 RBI, 24 SB
Sizemore walked over 100 times for the first and only time in his career and stole 33 bags in 2007.

8. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2011: .293/.347/.489, 14 HR, 51 RBI, 12 SB
Cabrera has never been able to consistently rediscover the magic of this first half.

9. Victor Martinez  – 2009: .294/.374/.485, 14 HR, 59 RBI
In 2009, the Indians later traded Martinez to the Boston Red Sox in a trade involving Justin Masterson.

10. Bob Wickman – 2005: 2.73 ERA, 23 saves, 33 IP, 1.333 WHIP
Wickman led the AL in saves in 2005 with 45.

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