The All-Star game this year will be played in New York City at Citi Field home of the Mets and Major League Baseball recently announced the all-star lineups.
The Starters look like this
C Joe Mauer (Twins Yadier Molina (Cardinals)
1B Chris Davis (O’s) Joey Votto (Reds)
2B Robinson Cano (Yankees) Brandon Phillips (Reds)
3B Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) David Wright (Mets)
SS JJ Hardy (O’s) Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies)
OF Mike Trout (Angels) Carlos Beltran (Cardinals)
OF Adam Jones (O’s) Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies)
OF Jose Bautista (Jays) Bryce Harper (Nationals)
DH David Ortiz Red Sox
The Reserves are as follows
P Clay Buchholz (Red Sox) Madison Bumgarner (Giants)
Brett Cecil (Blue Jays) Adrolis Chapman (Reds)
Bartolo Colon (A’s) Patrick Corbin (D-Backs)
Jesse Crain (White Sox) Jose Fernandez (Marlins)
Yu Darvish (Rangers) Matt Harvey (Mets)
Felix Hernandez (Mariners) Jason Grilli (Pirates)
Hisashi Iwakuma (Mariners) Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
Justin Masterson (Indians) Craig Kimbrel (Braves)
Joe Nathan (Rangers) Jeff Locke (Pirates)
Glen Perkins (Twins) Cliff Lee (Phillies)
Mariano Rivera (Yankees) Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)
Chris Sale (White Sox) Travis Wood (Cubs)
Max Scherzer (Tigers) Jordan Zimmermann (Nationals)
Justin Verlander (Tigers)
C Jason Castro (Astros) O Pedro Alvarez (Pirates)
O Nelson Cruz (Rangers) O Domonic Brown (Phillies)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (Jays) SS Everth Cabrera (Padres)
1B Prince Fielder (Tigers) 2B Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
O Alex Gordon (Royals) 1B Allen Craig (Cardinals)
O Torii Hunter (Tigers) O Michael Cuddyer (Rockies)
2B Jason Kipnis (Indians) 1B Paul Goldschmidt (D-Backs)
3B Manny Machado (O’s) O Carlos Gomez (Brewers)
SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers) O Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)
2B Dustin Pedrois (Red Sox) C Buster Posey (Giants)
C Salvador Perez (Royals) 2B Marco Scutaro (Giants)
2B Ben Zobrist (Rays) SS Jean Segura (Brewers)
These are some good looking All-Star teams, that should lead to a lot of fun, it is yet to be announced who the starting pitchers will be, but with no RA Dickey and David Price (last years Cy Young Winners) in the game I see Justin Verlander and the hometown hero Matt Harvey as the front runners for the starting position, but that’s just my guess.
Of course this isn’t the final roster there are the final vote candidates to think about on the list below which represents who you can vote for.
Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) Ian Desmond (Nationals)
Steve Delabar (Jays) Freddie Freeman (Braves)
David Robertson (Yankees) Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
Tanner Scheppers (Rangers) Hunter Pence (Gaints)
Koji Uehara (Red Sox) Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)
In my opinion in the AL it could be anyone I’m hoping for Steve Delabar, there hasn’t be a big amount of things to cheer about, but if Delabar makes with Cecil it represents one of the best things about the Jays, their bullpen. As for the NL I’ll be in shock if Yasiel Puig doesn’t make it. He has been one of the most talked about players in the past month and has been dominant since his callup. We don’t know how long this dominance will last, but right now he’s playing like an All-Star and I think there are enough voters out there that will vote for Puig to appear in the game.
For now as you look at the list we see who should be at the All-Star game, but this list could change by game day. Mainly because of injuries and scheduling conflicts that involve starting pitchers and when their next start will be after the All-Star break, but until those changes happen take a look and see who the All-Stars of 2013 are and start the debate who should be there and who shouldn’t.
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