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Selection Sunday: Your 2011 All-Stars are revealed…

Jul 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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Major League Baseball is unveiling the Midsummer Classic rosters for both leagues this afternoon in an hour-long special televised on TBS. This post will be updated as each All-Star is named:

American League Starters

C Alex Avila
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
SS Derek Jeter
OF Jose Bautista
OF Curtis Granderson
OF Josh Hamilton
DH David Ortiz

National League Starters

C Brian McCann
1B Prince Fielder
2B Rickie Weeks
3B Placido Polanco
SS Jose Reyes
OF Ryan Braun
OF Lance Berkman
OF Matt Kemp

 

American League Pitching Staff

SP Justin Verlander
SP Felix Hernandez
SP Gio Gonzalez
SP Josh Beckett
SP David Price
SP James Shields
SP Jered Weaver
SP C.J. Wilson
RP Chris Perez
RP Jose Valverde
RP Aaron Crow
RP Mariano Rivera
RP Brandon League

National League Pitching Staff

SP Roy Halladay
SP Clayton Kershaw
SP Cole Hamels
SP Tim Lincecum
SP Jair Jurrjens
SP Matt Cain
SP Cliff Lee
SP Ryan Vogelsong
RP Jonny Venters
RP Joel Hanrahan
RP Heath Bell
RP Tyler Clippard
RP Brian Wilson

 

American League Reserves

C Matt Wieters
C Russell Martin
1B Miguel Cabrera
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Adrian Beltre
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
OF Carlos Quentin
OF Michael Cuddyer
OF Matt Joyce
DH Michael Young

National League Reserves

C Yadier Molina
1B Joey Votto
1B Gaby Sanchez
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Chipper Jones
SS Starlin Castro
SS Troy Tulowitzki
OF Justin Upton
OF Hunter Pence
OF Jay Bruce
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Matt Holliday

  1. mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    I’m sorry, I know I am probably going to start more arguments over Derek Jeter and his deteriorating skills but I really would have liked to see Asdrubal Cabrera get the nod at shortstop for the AL.

  2. yourenuckingfuts - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    If Jeter had any class he would decline right away. But of course he won’t, he is a fraud, one of the worst leaders in pro-sport. He is the anti leader, he only leads and supports players he is friends with, if you are outside his circle, he hangs you out to dry. Of course the media ignores this fact, which it is, a documented fact. And people will keep drinking the kool-aid.

    • fribnit - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

      you are an idiot.

      • yourenuckingfuts - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM

        Truth hurts huh?
        Best part was when Jeter said he wouldn’t tell Yankee fans who not to boo, and that they are paying for their ticket and have the right to do whatever. And then months later, says that they shouldn’t be booing Posada.

        Jeter supports his buddies and which way the media wind is blowing. He is all about media perception and his image before being an actual leader like Messier or Paul O’Neil.

    • cur68 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Whatever Derek Sanderson Jeter’s issues are, they do not amount to being a nerdy tool. Any an all issues with Jeets are issues of interpretation and context, not outright douchery. Take note of that Mr. Pedantic.

      Oh and check your syntax in your post. There are several misplaced commas causing disjointed sentences. Those should be periods. Please also note that you failed to capitalize “Kool-Aid” (which is a brand name product not a generic drink), you are a missing hyphen, and you started a sentence with “and”. These are all grammatically incorrect.

      Thank you for pointing out my grammatical inconsistencies in my comment on The Beaver Boys post. I trust by pointing out your issues this will leave us nice and even on that score. Have a nice day.

      • kcfanatic - Jul 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM

        This is a blog post. Don’t waste our time, and try not to be a douche!

  3. jaypace - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    How is James shields not on. Anyway its an all star game Derek jeter is an all star people want to see. He probably won’t play anyway. Most people wouldn’t know asdrubal Cabrera if he was wearing a t shirt that said “hi I’m asdrubal Cabrera”. James shields has pitched like 6 complete games. I know the managers will most likely put him on but he really deserves to start. This from a Yankee fan.

    • mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM

      James Shields is on….

    • jimbo1949 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM

      RIF
      Reading Is Fundamental

      American League Pitching Staff

      SP Justin Verlander
      SP Felix Hernandez
      SP Gio Gonzalez
      SP Josh Beckett
      SP David Price
      SP James Shields <===================
      SP Jered Weaver
      SP C.J. Wilson
      RP Chris Perez
      RP Jose Valverde
      RP Aaron Crow
      RP Mariano Rivera
      RP Brandon League

    • nixonotis - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      I’m a Yankee fan and I’m pretty sick of seeing Derek Jeter suck it up on the baseball field.

    • yourenuckingfuts - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      Ya he is right, why isn’t Omar Vizquel on the team?

  4. shawon0meter - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    I bet Frankie $100 before the season that Starlin Castro would be an all-star this season.

  5. mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    And by that logic you think the best players at their positions (Asdrubal Cabrera) shouldnt get the start in the All Star Game? What should be the criteria, most recognizable player??? Should we rename the game and start calling it the Washed Up and Still Severely Overrated Game?

    • mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:29 PM

      Sorry. This was directed @ jaypace

    • njlurker - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:37 PM

      I don’t remember that much of a fuss when Cal Ripkin was elected a starter in his final years. The All Star game is about who the fans want to see. Jeter got more votes and is a lock on the HOF, can you say the same about the other current AL shortstops?

      • mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM

        The All Star game is not meant to be who the fans want to see. It is meant to pit the best players in the AL against the best players in the NL. With the fans voting it has changed into a game of fan favorites. derek jeter got more votes not because he is a better player at this point than Cabrera, but because there are a ton more Yankee fans than any other team and alot of “fans” don’t even know who Cabrera is, though Cabrera is easily superior to Jeter both offensively and defensively.

        I will agree there wasn’t a whole lot of fuss when Ripken was elected in his late years as a third baseman. I cant recall who was more deserving, but I am sure there were players who were that.

      • paperlions - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM

        Actually, it is meant to be exactly who the fans want to see….and thus the whole fan-vote thing.

      • jimbo1949 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:50 PM

        The All Star game is not meant to be who the fans want to see.
        Hmmmmmmm, starting right from the first game that has been the premise of the concept, give the fan what he wants to see. You’ve been out voted, now either accept the results of popular opinion or go sulk in the corner.
        .
        It’s your choice.

      • djeter220 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM

        It’s an All-STAR game, not an All-PRODUCTION game. All of you who say Jeter isn’t the player he once was aren’t taking the genius stance you think you are, stop acting like you don’t understand why he gets the treatment he gets.

      • frug - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:24 PM

        I think the original intention of the All-Star game was to be about who the fans want to see. However, between player contract incentives and (especially) determining home field advantage for the World Series, it has evolved into a game that should probably reward the best players in the leagues.

  6. clydeserra - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    How about next year, we just combine the starters for the Yankees and red sox and have them play against the National league?

    Save us from this sham vote.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:37 PM

      That would expedite things. Do we have to have the Red Sox?

  7. stairwayto7 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Kevin Corria has 10 wins, McCutchen is best CF and not on roster?????????????

    • jimbo1949 - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM

      CF is not a listed position, just OF.
      He’d be my choice, but it’s not my choice to make.

    • Ari Collins - Jul 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM

      Correia has a high ERA. Good story, but would be a poor all-star selection over any starter on there.

      McCutchen should go, though.

    • deep64blue - Jul 3, 2011 at 5:42 PM

      It’s the All-Star game – not the All first 1/3 of the Season game ……

  8. mvpolamalu - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Where is Andrew mccutchen,!?

  9. bobwheel - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    It is understood that the Yankees already have 6 players on the roster, but no CC, no Robertson, no Tex? The same argument can be made my fans of many other teams. Is it time to expand the rosters?

  10. uyf1950 - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    I realize I will probably get 50 thumbs down for this but just like those fans that can’t understand Jeter being an AS. I can’t understand how CC can be overlooked. I realize I may be bias but judging purely from the stats to pick CJ Wilson, David Price or even King Felix this season over CC seems to be an injustice. Someone, anyone would have a hard time convincing me that CC this season hasn’t performed better then at least one of those guys. That’s just my opinion.

    • Ari Collins - Jul 3, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      Sabathia should probably go, yeah. Second in WAR in the AL, and a dominant start lat time out.

      But his ERA’s only 15th in the league, and it’s easy to see how people would prefer to see the three you listed instead. Even if they’re probably wrong.

  11. motorcitykitty80 - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    It’s all a giant popularity contest – the players who are in the news the most or play for the most popular teams (aka Yankees, Red Sox) will get all the votes. Voting for the mass population (not us baseball diehards) has nothing to do with a players skills or stats, it has to do with who they have heard of.

    It’s pathetic and sad… but until there is a required test for voting aptitude for prospect voters – not much can be done about it…

    • yourenuckingfuts - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

      LOTS can be done, just switch to how the NFL does it
      The Fans voting only accounts for 33% of the vote, while 33% is for the players, and the remaining 34% to the managers, coaches and GMs

  12. yourenuckingfuts - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Vogelsong making the team is blatant homerism by Bruce Botchy
    Even Fat Cain shouldn’t be on this team.
    But Vogelsong and his 77.2 innings making the team is a joke.

  13. Kevin S. - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Everybody is bitching about Jeter, and justifiably so. But he was voted in by the fans, who have been known to do this kind of stuff before. What in the green fields is Michael Young doing on this team?!

  14. er0ck5 - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    The reason a lot of deserving players are left off the rosters is: They are 25 man rosters, fans vote in starters – which often causes multiple players from same team as starters, and each team must have at least one all star representative.

  15. greynraney - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    So once again it’s the Yankees/Red Sox vs the National League. Please Please Please take the vote away from the public because this game has turned into America Idol 2.0 (popularity contest). This an ALL STAR game and the players should be voted in by players and manager who understand what it really means to be an all star.

  16. crankyfrankie - Jul 3, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Michael Pineda? And the Phillies pitchers, all three of them, might think that Ruiz is more deserving than Molina.

    • spudchukar - Jul 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM

      So a catcher should make the all-star team because 3 of his team’s pitchers are accustomed to throwing to him?

  17. joeflaccosunibrow - Jul 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    As a Yankee hater, it’s nauseating to see half the AL starters are Yankees.
    VOMIT!!!
    Do fans know any other teams besides the Yankees?

  18. Ari Collins - Jul 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Pedroia is actually having a better season than Cano and a slightly better one than Kendrick.

    I’m trying not to care because it’s just a stupid exhibition that doesn’t matter (or mostly doesn’t, and shouldn’t at all). But I get sucked into these stupid arguments anyway. : )

    • mcchef - Jul 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      Ari, please elaborate on how Pedroia is having a better year than Cano. I looked up their stats and Cano has been better in OPS, slugging, hits, average, Home runs, rbis and runs scored. Cano is also stellar defensively. Pedroia has more steals and a better on base percentage. What am I missing?

      • Ari Collins - Jul 3, 2011 at 5:19 PM

        You’re missing that OBP is the most important of those, and that RBIs and Rs are aren’t even a measurement of individual accomplishment. wOBA, which weighs the offensive factors like SBs, SLG, OBP, etc. has a slight edge for Cano (.369 to .364). And while Cano is a good fielder, very few people who aren’t Yankee fans consider him stellar, whereas most scouts and all fielding metrics have Pedroia as very good to stellar.

        Not to say that Cano’s not having a very good season. Just that Pedroia’s having a better one.

  19. Ari Collins - Jul 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    People complaining about Sox and Yankees dominating the voting ought to say which players should make the ASG instead. With the glaringly obvious exception of Derek Jeter, the Sox and Yankees deserve to be there. It’s not popularity, it’s talent.

  20. derpdederpdederp - Jul 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    fan balloting is almost as bad an idea as making the game count. it turns the starting lineup into a popularity contest when it should be a representation of the 9 very best players in each league. let the best managers from each league pick their lineups so that players like asdrubal cabrera get the recognition theyve earned through their first-half play. thats the whole point of the game after all

  21. derpdederpdederp - Jul 3, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    7/9 AL starters are from the East, and 6 of them deserve to be there. worth noting because the AL East doesnt get validated as baseballs best division often enough….

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