MLB All-Star Rosters Revealed

The MLB All-Star rosters were unveiled this weekend during a special selection show on TBS.

For the American League, Josh Hamilton was the biggest vote getter this year. According to MLB.com, the Rangers outfielder received a record setting 11,073,744 votes. He is the third Rangers player to finish at the top of the MLB All-Star poll.

Hamilton said:

“Oh man, it’s crazy…. Thinking about that many people voting, it means a lot. To get that many votes is pretty special.”

Hamilton will be joined by Prince Fielder, Robinson Cano, and Derek Jeter as the American League aims to stop the National League’s two all-star game win streak. (The American League won 13 consecutive all-star games but lost the last two.)

Jeter said:

“I’ve always told you guys every time I’m at an All-Star Game how much I appreciate going and how much fun I have… Unfortunately, last year I didn’t have a chance to go, but I’m looking forward to it this year.”

Here is the MLB All-Star Roster for the American League.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROSTER

Starters

  • C Mike Napoli, TEX
  • 1B Prince Fielder, DET
  • 2B Robinson Cano, NYY
  • 3B Adrian Beltre, TEX
  • SS Derek Jeter, NYY
  • OF Josh Hamilton, TEX
  • OF Curtis Granderson, NYY
  • OF Jose Bautista, TOR
  • DH David Ortiz, BOS

Pitchers

  • RHP Ryan Cook, OAK
  • LHP Matt Harrison, TEX
  • RHP Felix Hernandez, SEA
  • RHP Jim Johnson, BAL
  • RHP Joe Nathan, TEX
  • RHP Chris Perez, CLE
  • LHP David Price, TB
  • RHP Fernando Rodney, TB
  • LHP CC Sabathia, NYY
  • LHP Chris Sale, CWS
  • RHP Justin Verlander, DET
  • RHP Jered Weaver, LAA
  • LHP C.J. Wilson, LAA

Reserves

  • C Joe Mauer, MIN
  • C Matt Wieters, BAL
  • SS Elvis Andrus, TEX
  • SS Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
  • 3B Miguel Cabrera, DET
  • 2B Ian Kinsler, TEX
  • 1B Paul Konerko, CWS
  • OF Adam Jones, BAL
  • OF Mike Trout, LAA
  • OF Mark Trumbo, LAA
  • DH Billy Butler, KC
  • DH Adam Dunn, CWS

The National League will be led by Giants catcher and 2010 NL rookie of the year Buster Posey. Posey, like Hamilton, also set a voting record this year. Posey received 7,621,370 votes this year, surpassing the 5,928,004 votes that Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun received in 2011.

Posey said:

“It’s going to be a blast. I think it’s something that you don’t really think about that much, but when it happens, it’s humbling. It’s something you dream of.”

Here is the MLB All-Star Roster for the National League.

Starters

  • C Buster Posey, SF
  • 1B Joey Votto, CIN
  • 2B Dan Uggla, ATL
  • SS Rafael Furcal, STL
  • 3B Pablo Sandoval, SF
  • OF Melky Cabrera, SF
  • OF Carlos Beltran, STL
  • OF Matt Kemp, LAD

Pitchers

  • RHP Matt Cain, SF
  • LHP Aroldis Chapman, CIN
  • RHP R.A. Dickey, NYM
  • LHP Gio Gonzalez, WAS
  • LHP Cole Hamels, PHI
  • RHP Joel Hanrahan, PIT
  • LHP Clayton Kershaw, LAD
  • RHP Craig Kimbrel, ATL
  • RHP Lance Lynn, STL
  • LHP Wade Miley, ARI
  • RHP Jonathan Papelbon, PHI
  • RHP Stephen Strasburg, WAS
  • RHP Huston Street, SD

Reserves

  • C Yadier Molina, STL
  • C Carlos Ruiz, PHI
  • 1B Bryan LaHair, CHC
  • 2B Jose Altuve, HOU
  • SS Starlin Castro, CHC
  • SS Ian Desmond, WAS
  • 3B David Wright, NYM
  • OF Ryan Braun, MIL
  • OF Jay Bruce, CIN
  • OF Carlos Gonzalez, COL
  • OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT
  • OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA

The American League and the National League will both have one more player added to the roster before the all-star game on July 10th. Fans have until 4 pm on Thursday, July 5th, to pick their favorite final vote candidate. MLB.com writes:

“To vote for a specific player, simply text message your choice to 89269. EXAMPLE: Text “A3” to vote for AL Player 3 or “N3″ to vote for NL Player 3.”

Here are the final vote candidates.

American League

  • P Jonathan Broxton, KC
  • P Yu Darvish, TEX
  • P Ernesto Frieri, LAA
  • P Jason Hammel, BAL
  • P Jake Peavy, CWS

National League

  • OF Michael Bourn, ATL
  • 3B David Freese, STL
  • OF Bryce Harper, WAS
  • 2B Aaron Hill, ARI
  • 3B Chipper Jones, ATL