This year, for the first time in MLB history, balloting for the Mid-Summer Classic was completely digital. The fans have spoken, and the starters have been elected. Here are the men that the fans have granted the prestigious honor of starting an All-Star Game, which this year is Tuesday the 14th at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, OH.
Catcher: Buster Posey- Giants
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt- D-backs
Second Base: Dee Gordon- Marlins
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta- Cardinals
Third Base: Todd Fraizer- Reds
Outfield: Bryce Harper- Nationals
Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton- Marlins
Outfield: Matt Holliday- Cardinals
Catcher: Salvador Perez- Royals
First Base: Miguel Cabrera- Tigers
Second Base: Jose Altuve- Astros
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar- Royals
Third Base: Josh Donaldson- Blue Jays
Outfield: Lorenzo Cain- Royals
Outfield: Mike Trout- Angels
Outfield: Alex Gordon- Royals
DH: Nelson Cruz- Mariners
Whom the NL’s DH will be is up to Manager Bruce Bochy. Miguel Cabrera and Giancarlo Stanton are currently on the DL so it will interesting to see who replaces them.
On Monday the Reserves and Pitchers for each League will be named. At this point it is unclear which Pitchers will start, but if I were a betting man I’d say it will be Houston’s Dallas Keuchel vs Washington’s Max Scherzer. Bochy and AL Counterpart Ned Yost will also name the coaches they will invite, and the annual MLB.com Final Vote ballots will be released.
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