MLB Announces All Star Rosters

The fans have spoken – well voted – and the starting rosters for the 2017 edition of the Baseball All Star Game have been revealed. The 88th annual summer classic will see the best players in the game joining forces for bragging right as to which League – American or National – sports the best players.


In a different ballpark each year, this year the All Star Game will be held at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on July 11 with the annual Home Run Derby held the night before the big game.

The starting line for the 88th annual All Star Game…
American League:
Justin Smoak of the Toronto Blue Jays at first base
Joe Altuve of the Houston Astros at second base
Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians at third base
Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros at shortstop
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees in the outfield
George Springer of the Houston Astros in the outfield
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels in the outfield
Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals behind the plate as catcher
Corey Dickerson of the Tampa Bay Rays as the designated hitter

National League:
Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at first base
Daniel Murphy of the Washington Nationals at second base
Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies at third base
Zack Cozart of the Cincinnati Reds at shortstop
Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies in the outfield
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals in the outfield
Marcell Ozuma of the Miami Marlins in the outfield
Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants behind the plate as catcher

The American League pitchers:
Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees
Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers
Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers
Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros
Craig Kimbrel of the Boston Red Sox
Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians
Lance McCullers Jr of the Houston Astros
Andrew Miller of the Cleveland Indians
Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox
Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins
Luis Severino of the New York Yankees
Jason Vargas of the Kansas City Royals

The National League pitchers:
Wade Davis of the Chicago Cubs
Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Brad Hand of the San Diego Padres
Greg Holand of the Colorado Rockies
Kenley Jansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Corey Knebel of the Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Martinez of the St. Louis Cardinals
Pat Neshek of the Philadelphia Phillies
Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals

The American League Reserves:
first baseman Yonder Alonso of the Oakland A’s (Athletics)
second baseman Starlin Castro of the New York Yankees
second baseman Jonathan Schoop of the Baltimore Orioles
shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians
third baseman Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins
outfielder Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox
outfielder Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians
outfielder Avisail Garcia of the Chicago White Sox
catcher Gary Sanchex of the New York Yankees
designated hitter Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners

The National League Reserves:
first baseman Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks
first baseman Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds
second baseman Josh Herrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates
second baseman DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies
shortstop Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers
third baseman Jake Lamb of the Arizona Diamondbacks
outfielder Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers
outfielder Michael Conforto of the New York Mets
outfielder Ender Inciarte of the Atlanta Braves
outfielder Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins
catcher Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals


There is one more player to be chosen for each team which will be decided by online fan vote.
The candidates for the American League are:
shortstop Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers
shortstop Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox
shortstop Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees
first baseman Logan Morrison of the Tampa Bay Rays
third baseman Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals

The candidates for the National League are:
first baseman Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins
third baseman Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs
third baseman Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals
first baseman Mark Reynolds of the Colorado Rockies
third baseman Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Fans have until Thursday July 6 to cast their votes.

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