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The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

Here are your starters for each league in the 2014 All-Star Game, held at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

American League Position Players

Jose Bautista was the leading vote-getter in the AL with 5.85 million. Trout had the second-most with 5.56 million.

[ MORE: Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo among those on All-Star game Final Vote list ]

Nothing too shocking here. Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion were also worthy candidates at first base. One could argue that Ian Kinsler and Jose Altuve were both better starting options at second base. Donaldson was snubbed last season, so it’s good to see him get some respect this season. Obviously, Jeter got the starting nod in his final season before heading off into retirement. In any other season, Alcides Escobar or Erick Aybar get the starting spot at short. The outfield was quite crowded, but it’s hard to argue with those three. Maybe Michael Brantley over Jones.

National League Position Players

Troy Tulowitzki got the most votes in the NL, with 5.35 million.

Brewers fans won’t be happy with Molina starting over Jonathan Lucroy, given recent history. Can’t argue with Goldschmidt at first. Utley was by far the best second baseman over the first two months, but has slumped terribly over the last six weeks, so his numbers are comparable to the rest of the top NL second basemen. Todd Frazier has been the best third baseman in the NL, but not by enough where it’s a travesty that Ramirez got the nod over him. Giancarlo Stanton is an obvious omission in the starting outfield, but he was told he’ll be the NL’s starting DH.

The pitchers and reserves:

American League Pitchers

 

Chris Sale is a notable omission, though he has only logged 87 1/3 innings this season due to injury. Garrett Richards, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Sonny Gray, Rick Porcello, and Chris Archer are all on the cusp. You’ll see some of them in the Final Vote. Manager John Farrell will have a tough choice deciding who to start.

There are a ton of deserving relievers but only four spots, so it’s tough to hate the selections. Koji Uehara, Fernando Rodney, and David Robertson are three of a bushel of American League relievers who deserve recognition.

National League Pitchers

 

A few deserving NL starters were left out: Henderson Alvarez, Josh Beckett, Tim Hudson, Cole Hamels, Madison Bumgarner. On the relieving side, Huston Street, Rafael Soriano, and Jonathan Papelbon are on the outside looking in despite fantastic seasons as their respective teams’ closers.

American League Reserves

National League Reserves

103 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. nuudle2014 - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    They spelt Anaheim wrong…

  2. tmc602014 - Jul 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Some of you people need to take a pill. It’s ALL-STAR game, not Best Player game. Fans – who pay for all those players creating all those wonderful stats you love – want to see Jeter and other faves. Complaining about Wieters voters baffles me – you do realize people have been voting for months, right? I voted for Chase Utley – 35 times – and then he fell off. Voting goes on and on to promote interest in the game! There will be fast starts that are rewarded undeservedly. Just enjoy the contest and quit yer bi^$&(n.

    • geoknows - Jul 7, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      You do realize Wieters has been hurt for months, don’t you?

    • dtownbeatdown - Jul 8, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      You understand that the winner gets home field advantage in the World Series. So there is something to be won at the All-Star game. Especially if your team has a very good chance at being in the World Series.

  3. mexico7521 - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Come on really? No Sonny Gray, no starting Giancarlo Stanton, Cano is starting when Altuve can be there, Yadi ahead of Lucroy… we just need expert picking, the fan voting isn’t giving the right players the chance they should be given.

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