MLB All-Star Game rosters: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig named starters
After months of voting, player campaigns and appeals, the results are in, and the starting lineups and rosters for the American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. Through the online and in-stadium fan vote, as well as the votes of the players and the work of All-Star managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny, 66 players have been chosen to represent their teams and leagues in Minneapolis for the 85th annual All-Star Game on July 15. The final two names will be chosen through the Final Vote, as done by the fans.
The most notable name on the rosters is Derek Jeter, who will be appearing in his 14th and final All-Star Game after beating the White Sox' Alexei Ramirez in the fan vote at shortstop. The Yankees' captain will be making his ninth start and first appearance at a Midsummer Classic since 2012. The overall leading vote getter was Toronto's Jose Bautista, with over six million votes, edging out Mike Trout; Troy Tulowitzki was the most voted for player on the NL.
Six Oakland Athletics were named to the AL roster, including third base starter Josh Donaldson, the most among any team; Milwaukee was second with four players named on the NL side. The hometown Minnesota Twins had two players named: Reliever Glen Perkins and catcher Kurt Suzuki.
The Final Vote candidates for the AL are all pitchers: Houston's Dallas Keuchel, Cleveland's Corey Kluber, Los Angeles' Garrett Richards, Detroit's Rick Porcello and Chicago's Chris Sale. In the NL, the last spot is between Colorado's Justin Morneau, Chicago's Anthony Rizzo, Washington's Anthony Rendon, Miami's Casey McGehee, and Atlanta's Justin Upton.
One player who was chosen but won't be playing: Jeff Samardzija. He was voted onto the team as a Cub, but as a result of Saturday's trade to Oakland, he won't be eligible to play in the game. Samardzija will be in attendance, however, and does get to keep his All-Star designation.
As a reminder, all 30 teams must have at least one representative at the All-Star Game, and any pitcher who pitches on July 13 is ineligible to take part in the game.
You can find the full 33-man rosters for each of the AL and NL below.
*Denotes first-time All-Star.
|position||American League||national league|
|Catcher||Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles (currently on DL)||Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals|
|First Base||Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers||Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Second Base||Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners||Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies|
|Third Base||Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics*||Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers|
|Shortstop||Derek Jeter, New York Yankees||Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies|
|Outfield||Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays||Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Outfield||Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels||Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers|
|Outfield||Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles||Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers*|
|Designated Hitter||Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles||TBD|
|Bench||Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals||Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee Brewers*|
|Derek Norris, C, Oakland Athletics*||Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds*|
|Kurt Suzuki, C, Minnesota Twins*||Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves|
|Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox*||Daniel Murphy, 2B, New York Mets*|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays||Dee Gordon, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers*|
|Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros||Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds*|
|Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers||Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox*||Matt Carpenter, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals|
|Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians*||Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins|
|Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Oakland Athletics*||Hunter Pence, OF, San Francisco Giants|
|Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, Oakland Athletics*||Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies*|
|Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals||Josh Harrison, IF/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates*|
|Victor Martinez, DH, Detroit Tigers|
|Rotation and Bullpen||Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees*||Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds*|
|Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners||Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves*|
|Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers||Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers||Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays||Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants|
|Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics||Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals|
|David Price, Tampa Bay Rays||Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres*|
|Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox||Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals|
|Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins||Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves|
|Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals||Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds|
|Dellin Betances, New York Yankees*||Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers|
|Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics*||Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates*|
|Pat Neshek, St. Louis Cardinals*|