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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. rivermaya99 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Stupid lineup

  2. renaado - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Certainly a sight to see Tanaka there at the all-star game, as usual I’ll always be rootin for the National league… But Tanaka is definitely a worth one watchin, I’ll be expectin high expectation when the “golden egg” takes the mound there.

    • rivermaya99 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      Renaado, stupid lineup, pls agree

      • renaado - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

        No.

    • sdelmonte - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      Tanaka vs Kershaw? We can hope.

      Though the batters are really hoping both start Sunday.

      • renaado - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

        “Tanaka vs Kershaw”

        Now that will truly be a sight to see.

      • Kevin S. - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

        I think Tanaka is scheduled to start Sunday.

      • tuberippin - Jul 7, 2014 at 2:39 AM

        East meets West.

        Japan meets Texas.

        TWO MEN ENTER.

        ….both leave very shortly thereafter.

  3. 1981titan - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Mike Trout must be hitting over .900 with an on base percentage over 2.000 and fielding all three outfield positions because that must be the reason he is the only player from the team with the 2nd best record in Baseball.

    • 1981titan - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      Sorry, Slugging Percentage over 2000.

    • Kevin S. - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      Erick Aybar got hosed, but otherwise who are you looking at, Garrett Richards’ fluke season?

      • infieldhit - Jul 7, 2014 at 4:10 AM

        Because All-Star Games don’t reward fluke seasons.

      • theRed - Jul 8, 2014 at 5:15 AM

        Jeff Juden anyone?

      • theRed - Jul 8, 2014 at 5:19 AM

        Sorry, I meant Carlos Perez. Can’t tell flukes apart anymore:(

  4. gg206 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Jake McGee not at least making the final vote is a travesty

    • indaburg - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      It’s an oversight. There are always deserving players who get left off. Even Price himself that if someone represents the Rays this year, it should be McGee: http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/rays-david-price-touts-jake-mcgee-for-all-star-team/2187360

  5. bronco58lb - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Tanaka starts next Sunday unfortunately:-(

  6. Jeremy T - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    What is Abreu doing in the outfield?

    • Bill Baer - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      Whoops. I’m a Phillies fan, so whenever I hear the name Abreu, I think of an outfielder.

  7. rabbi187 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Wonder how many times the league leader in both hits and steals has been left out of the starting lineup? Guessing it hasn’t. Altuve should be starting.

    • chrisernst82 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:19 PM

      Just him being on the reserves ruins the list for me. How could anyone honestly and objectively vote for anyone else. Not an Astro fan one bit either.

    • stoutfiles - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      Wonder how many times the fans elect the most popular players instead of looking at stats? Even though it’s not an exhibition game anymore, it’s still treated like one. That’s why players like Jeter still get the starting nod.

      • Kevin S. - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

        We do realize that other than stolen bases, Altuve and Cano have put up very similar seasons, right? fWAR and rWAR both have them as nearly identical so far. Given Cano’s superior track record, being elected is entirely justifiable.

      • theRed - Jul 8, 2014 at 5:23 AM

        None of us are shedding tears for all the times BJ Surhoff was left off. We know why, let’s just move on shall we?

  8. ripdipbob - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    This is why fans vote shouldn’t hold so much weight. An injured catcher who hasn’t played all year Weiters, Gomez over Stanton? Utley over Gordon? Really?!! Come on man!!!

    • Jeff - Jul 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      a complaint about Gomez over Stanton? c’mon, their stats are in the same ballpark, nobody has a problem with the Gomez selection

  9. bronco58lb - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Josh Harrison is having a feel good year as a utility player but he’s not an All-Star.

  10. jm91rs - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    The fan in me really wanted to see billy Hamilton as a reserve. With expanded rosters he’s a hell of a weapon to have as
    a late game pinch runner.

  11. mmeyer3387 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Every year there are players that are snubbed and left out that are very deserving. Sometimes its hard to rank certain player against each other. Clearly there are players that should and should not be on the All Starr Team. The best players should the team instead of representing each team and traditional fan favorites, which were very good but are pasted their prime. The All Star game is supposed to consist of the best players for the first half of the 2014 season. Its the American league vs. the Notional league All Stars, not a popularity contest.

  12. johnnyb1976 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    No Alfredo Simon? He was robbed!

  13. tribefever - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    When did Michael Brantley start playing for the White Sox?

  14. sdelmonte - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Congrats to Daniel Murphy, the only Met worthy and someone I really hope they don’t trade.

    If it weren’t for Jeter’s career coming to an end, there would be no Yankees starters. Interesting.

  15. flamethrower101 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Am I the only one that feels like it’s a joke that Jeff Samardzija won’t be allowed to play in the All-Star Game? Getting traded from one league to the other should not make you ineligible to play in the game? It’s fine he’s getting full honors and stuff but not being allowed to pitch? If the game goes deep in extras and the AL runs out of pitchers how stupid will it look to have Samardzija in the dugout not allowed to pitch?

    • jm91rs - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      He pitched today right? That makes him ineligible if I’m not mistaken.

      • tigersfandan - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

        Why would it? The All-Star Game is next week.

      • paperlions - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

        The ASG isn’t until next week. Guys that pitch on the 13th will be ineligible.

      • flamethrower101 - Jul 7, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        First of all, the ASG is next week, so this response makes no sense. Second, Samardzija is considered ineligible at this moment because he switched leagues, which I also consider B.S. The trade is not his fault, so why punish him. I guess I understand why – having him on would make the rosters unbalanced in some way – but it still feels like he’s being cheated out of a chance to play in his 1st ASG. He’s certainly earned it

    • infieldhit - Jul 7, 2014 at 4:16 AM

      Yeah, it seems like if one league acquires a player from the other, they should also get to use him on their all-star roster. Especially if “it counts,” and the entire AL could ultimately benefit.

  16. giants1080 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Tanka starts Sunday he’s not even throwing a pitch in the all star game

  17. kuya206 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Disappointed that Kyle Seager and Fernando Rodney were left off the roster. Both are deserving and have better numbers than the players that made it (3B & Closer)

  18. tigers182 - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    The guy on my team totally shoulda made it. What a joke!

  19. tigersfandan - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    It’s sad that Wieters won the fan vote. That just gives ammo to those who say the fans shouldn’t be the ones voting.

    • infieldhit - Jul 7, 2014 at 4:18 AM

      If you’re Wieters, are you thinking “It’s great to be recognized by the fans,” or are you thinking “What the hell is wrong with them?”

  20. nawlinssaints1956 - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Having full season tickets for the Twins means I will be in my seats for the ASG. Both Perk and Kurt earned their way on the squad; really looking forward to ASG week in Minneapolis!

  21. thepittsburghkid - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Way to go JHAY!

  22. bronco58lb - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Fluke season? Have you ever watched Garrett Richards pitch? His movement is filthy!

    • Kevin S. - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      We’re talking about the same Garrett Richards who came into this season owning a career 4.42 ERA and a K/BB of less than 2, right? Yeah, seventeen starts have really convinced me he deserves to be in a loaded AL starter field.

      • bronco58lb - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

        Track record isn’t as relevant when a pitcher only has two full seasons and is growing. Richards was trending upward in the second half last year.

        From the 2014 Baseball Forecaster:

        “4 reasons why a 3.50 ERA breakout is around the corner… 1) Surging GB rate raises floor and gives him unique skill; 2) 95-mph fastball, solid swinging strike rate lay foundation for more strikeouts; 3) SP/RP skills nearly identical; 4) high Pure Quality Starts domination rate confirms he’s very close to taking a big step forward. A premium target for your end game.”

      • onwis4 - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

        Kevin S …. you do realize that players are selected on the current season, do you not? Of course there are exceptions, take Yadier Molina starting over Lucroy for example. Molina deserves the nod, but he did get the starting spot due to fans voting on PAST success. Comparing this season between players and it’s not close. But the point is, it shouldn’t matter what you’ve done over a career. If you’re having an All Star caliber SEASON, you deserve to go.

  23. shawnuel - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Yup…Richards is becoming a TOR starter before our eyes this season. If he continues to improve his command we may be talking about a genuine ace. Being a Mariner fan I also am bummed that Seager (especially) and Rodney did not make it. As for Cano, it wouldn’t have bummed me out if Altuve had won the vote but Cano is clearly a step above Kinsler.

  24. tribester - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Don’t take away our only rep from Cleveland! Brantley’s still with us… as far as I know.

  25. shockertalk - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    The one big FAIL every year is that Bud Selig doesn’t get it. The League with the best interleague record should host the World Series.

    Making such an important element of the World Series depend on the outcome of an exhibition game where some of the best players don’t even show up is, well, less than the best.

    I can’t wait for baseball to change commissioners so we can fix this thing. Bud is obviously too stubborn to admit it.

    • onwis4 - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      I completely disagree it should be based on interleague play. Overall record, fine, but not solely interleague play. The reason they switched the format of the AS game meaning home field advantage for a specific league is because the game wasn’t being taken seriously at all, and players admitted this. Now players admit it does mean something now and it has been proven out in recent years with the team getting that home field advantage usually winning the series.

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