MLB All-Star Rosters Announced

 

All the votes are in and all the All-Star Game roster spots have been filled…well…almost.

Major League Baseball unveiled the AL and NL All-Star rosters on Saturday (which you can check out below), but it also released 10 selected candidates for the Final Vote, which allows MLB fans to decide who gets the final slot on each squad between a group of five players.

Let’s take a look at the players who will be representing their leagues at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16 first:

American League

STARTERS

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
C Joe Mauer Minnesota 6
1B Chris Davis Baltimore 1
2B Robinson Cano NY Yankees 5
3B Miguel Cabrera Detroit 8
SS J.J. Hardy Baltimore 2
OF Mike Trout LA Angels 2
OF Adam Jones Baltimore 3
OF Jose Bautista Toronto 4
DH David Ortiz Boston 9

PITCHERS

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
RHP Clay Buchholz Boston 2
LHP Brett Cecil Toronto 1
RHP Bartolo Colon Oakland 3
RHP Jesse Crain Chicago 1
RHP Yu Darvish Texas 2
RHP Felix Hernandez Seattle 4
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma Seattle 1
RHP Justin Masterson Cleveland 1
RHP Joe Nathan Texas 6
LHP Glen Perkins Minnesota 1
RHP Mariano Rivera NY Yankees 13
LHP Chris Sale Chicago 2
RHP Max Scherzer Detroit 1
RHP Justin Verlander Detroit 6

RESERVES

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
C Jason Castro Houston 1
C Salvador Perez Kansas City 1
1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion Toronto 1
1B Prince Fielder Detroit 5
2B Jason Kipnis Cleveland 1
2B Dustin Pedroia Boston 4
SS Jhonny Peralta Detroit 2
3B Manny Machado Baltimore 1
OF Nelson Cruz Texas 2
OF Alex Gordon Kansas City 1
OF Torii Hunter Detroit 5
OF/INF Ben Zobrist Tampa Bay 2

 National League

STARTERS

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
C Yadier Molina St. Louis 5
1B Joey Votto Cincinnati 4
2B Brandon Phillips Cincinnati 3
3B David Wright N.Y. Mets 7
SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado 2
OF Carlos Beltran St. Louis 8
OF Carlos Gonzalez Colorado 2
OF Bryce Harper Washington 2

PITCHERS

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
LHP Madison Bumgarner San Francisco 1
LHP Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati 2
LHP Patrick Corbin Arizona 1
RHP Jose Fernandez Miami 1
RHP Jason Grilli Pittsburgh 1
RHP Matt Harvey N.Y. Mets 1
LHP Clayton Kershaw L.A. Dodgers 3
RHP Craig Kimbrel Atlanta 3
LHP Cliff Lee Philadelphia 4
LHP Jeff Locke Pittsburgh 1
RHP Adam Wainwright St. Louis 2
LHP Travis Wood Chi. Cubs 1
RHP Jordan Zimmermann Washington 1

RESERVES

POS PLAYER TEAM ASG NO.
3B Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh 1
OF Domonic Brown Philadelphia 1
SS Everth Cabrera San Diego 1
2B Matt Carpenter St. Louis 1
1B Allen Craig St. Louis 1
OF Michael Cuddyer Colorado 2
1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona 1
OF Carlos Gomez Milwaukee 1
OF Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh 3
C Buster Posey San Francisco 3
2B Marco Scutaro San Francisco 1
SS Jean Segura Milwaukee 1

Major League home run leader Chris Davis received the most votes over last year’s triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera, which isn’t all that surprising considering how much national coverage he and the Orioles have received this year. For the most part, it looks like the fans did a good job in voting, as most of the players on these lists are worthy of the all-star moniker. Now, let’s look at who is up for the Final Vote:

American League

RHP     Steve Delabar          Toronto Blue Jays

RHP     David Robertson     New York Yankees

RHP     Koji Uehara              Boston Red Sox

RHP     Tanner Scheppers   Texas Rangers

RHP     Joaquin Benoit        Detroit Tigers

National League 

SS      Ian Desmond             Washington Nationals

1B     Freddie Freeman       Atlanta Braves

1B     Adrian Gonzalez        Los Angeles Dodgers

OF     Hunter Pence             San Francisco Giants

OF     Yasiel Puig                  Los Angeles Dodgers

Puig’s inclusion in the Final Vote has already sparked some controversy, most of which stems from the fact that he’s only played 31 career games. However, the rookie’s incredible numbers do speak for themselves and for many voters, they’ll simply be to hard to ignore. Puig is hitting .407 with eight homers and 19 RBIs since being called up in early June and has helped the Dodgers climb back into the playoff race in the NL West.

Puig’s All-Star Game fate is now up to the fans! Voting closes on Thursday, July 11, so get ’em in as soon as you can!