Another well deserved award went out to Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. On Thurday, he was named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team. Tulowitzki had another career year in 2011 when he hit .304 with 30 homers and a career high 105 RBIs. Tulowitzki won the Gold Glove Award last year for his spot on defense and won the Silver Slugger for his spot on offense. He’s joined on the NL team by catcher Brian McCann of the Braves, first baseman Prince Fielder and outfielder Ryan Braun of the Brewers, second baseman Brandon Phillips of the Reds, third baseman Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs, outfielder Matt Kemp and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, outfielder Justin Upton of the D-backs and reliever Craig Kimbrel of the Braves.
Tulo also started the All-Star Game when Jose Reyes was placed on the DL. He had the lead almost until the end until Jose Reyes’s batting average soared and he beat him out in the end. Reyes was placed on 15-day DL so Tulowitzki was given the starting position.
Tulowitzki will be a Rockies favorite for generations to come. It is always nice to have him on the Rockies.