First Base – Paul Konerko – He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 13th pick in the first round of the 1994 amateur draft. In 1997, he was named the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly and was named Pacific Coast League MVP .
This 6 time All-Star spent 18 seasons in the big leagues starting his career as a Dodger in 1997 (55 games) before being traded to the Redlegs (26 games) for a brief stay and then again being traded, this time to the White Sox where he menaced the Twins for 16 years before he hung up his spikes after the 2014 season. He played 212 games against Minnesota reaching base via a hit 222 times with 31 doubles and 5 triples and hit .286 (OPS of .850) with 43 home runs and 110 RBI. Runner-up is Miguel Cabrera in a very close call.
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Catcher – Ivan Rodriguez