Walker earns rookie honor

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Neil Walker has been named the second baseman on Topps’ Major League Rookie All-Star team. He is the only Pittsburgh rookie to earn a spot the team.

Walker hit .296 with 29 doubles, 12 homers, 66 RBIs and 57 runs scored in 110 games with Pittsburgh last season. Walker, who didn’t begin playing second until Spring Training, was recalled from Triple-A in late May and took over as a starter only days later.

The Topps’ full All-Star team is as follows:

1B: Gaby Sanchez (FLA)
2B: Neil Walker (PIT)
3B: Danny Valencia (MIN)
SS: Starlin Castro (CHC)
OF: Austin Jackson (DET)
OF: Mike Stanton (FLA)
OF: Jason Heyward (ATL)
C: Buster Posey (SF)
RHP: Stephen Strasburg (WASH)
LHP: Jaime Garcia (STL)
RP:Neftali Feliz (TEX)

Also, it’s worth mentioning here that Walker is engaging in an online chat with fans at 3 p.m. ET today on pirates.com. You can log on shortly before the start of the chat to begin submitting your questions.

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What a great lineup! Would be interesting to have an Allstar team go against this team!!!Maybe do this at allstar break along with home run derby!!

Uh….oh. He is on the trade radar now. LETS GO BUCS!

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