All Star Game rosters announced, Madison Bumgarner and Hunter Pence named to the squad

The 85th All Star Game will be in Minnesota at Target Field this year on Tuesday, July 15th, and recent tradition continues as the league that wins will get the opportunity to have home field advantage for the first two and if necessary, last two games of the World Series. I wrote about the Giants being made up of good performances, so it stands as no surprise that a million Giants weren’t chosen to the thirty-three man roster, but rather two: Madison Bumgarner and Hunter Pence. There will be injury replacements, pitchers that will be ruled ineligible because they’re pitching the Sunday before the All Star Game, so this is far from the final roster that will be announced at Target Field.

In total, seventeen starters are elected by fans, MLB players elect sixteen AL and seventeen NL players. Managers Mike Matheny (Cardinals) and John Farrell (Red Sox) fill out the rest of the roster. Final vote done online determines the thirty-fourth player.

Here are the rosters:

National League

Starting OF — Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting OF — Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

Starting OF — Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Starting 1B — Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Starting 2B — Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

Starting 3B — Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers

Starting SS — Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

Starting C — Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

Reserve C — Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers

Reserve C — Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

Reserve 1B — Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

Reserve 2B — Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers

Reserve 2B — Daniel Murphy, New York Mets

Reserve SS — Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

Reserve 3B — Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

Reserve 3B — Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Reserve OF — Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Reserve OF — Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

Reserve OF — Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

Reserve OF — Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting Pitcher — Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds

Starting Pitcher — Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Starting Pitcher — Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

Starting Pitcher — Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy has said Bumgarner won’t pitch because he is pitching the Sunday before and hopes Tim Hudson will be named his replacement.

Starting Pitcher — Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

Starting Pitcher — Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres

Starting Pitcher — Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals

Starting Pitcher — Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves

Relief Pitcher — Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

Relief Pitcher — Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

Relief Pitcher — Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers

Relief Pitcher — Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates

Relief Pitcher — Pat Neshek, St. Louis Cardinals

*Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs, was traded to the Oakland Athletics and was voted in as a member of the Cubs, but now that he’s on the A’s, of course, he can’t pitch for the National League.

American League

Starting OF — Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Starting OF — Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Starting OF — Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

Starting 1B — Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Starting 2B — Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Starting 3B — Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

Starting SS — Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Starting C — Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles (injured, will need a replacement)

Starting DH — Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

Reserve C — Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

Reserve C — Derek Norris, Oakland Athletics

Reserve C — Kurt Suzuki, Minnesota Twins

Reserve 1B — Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

Reserve 1B — Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

Reserve 2B — Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Reserve SS — Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

Reserve 3B — Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers

Reserve OF — Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

Reserve OF — Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

Reserve OF — Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics

Reserve OF — Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

Reserve DH — Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers

Starting Pitcher — Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Starting Pitcher — Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

Starting Pitcher — Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Starting Pitcher — Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

Starting Pitcher — Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

Starting Pitcher — David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

Starting Pitcher — Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics

Starting Pitcher — Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays

Relief Pitcher — Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

Relief Pitcher — Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals

Relief Pitcher — Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins

Relief Pitcher — Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

Remember, though there are plenty of snubs, there’s plenty of time for those that just missed to get in. As for the Final Vote candidates, here’s who they are for each league:

National League Final Vote Candidates

1B Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies

1B Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

IF Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals

3B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

OF Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

American League Final Vote Candidates (all starting pitchers)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

Fans have until Thursday at 1:00 PM PST to vote for their choice. Teams normally create alliances so while fans vote for their guy, they help out another team’s guy. Get ready to see that.


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