The full rosters for the American League and National League All-Star teams have now been established, after today’s announcement of the pitching staffs and backup players. The starting lineups were chosen by the fan vote (under a newly-instituted format) and revealed on Thursday, with the remainder of the All-Star rosters filled out by a players’ ballot, and then choices from the league itself. As always, each team was required to have at least one All-Star representative.
Here is the full list of reserves for each league, broken down by the player vote and the league office’s picks…
- Players’ ballot: Jose Abreu/White Sox, Mookie Betts/Red Sox, Aroldis Chapman/Yankees, Matt Chapman/Athletics, Gerrit Cole/Astros, Joey Gallo/Rangers, Lucas Giolito/White Sox, Brad Hand/Indians, Tommy La Stella/Angels, Francisco Lindor/Indians, J.D. Martinez/Red Sox, James McCann/White Sox, Austin Meadows/Rays, Charlie Morton/Rays, Jake Odorizzi/Twins, Ryan Pressly/Astros, Justin Verlander/Astros
- League selections: Shane Greene/Tigers, John Means/Orioles, Whit Merrifield/Royals, Mike Minor/Rangers, Marcus Stroman/Blue Jays, Daniel Vogelbach/Mariners
- Players’ ballot: Josh Bell/Pirates, Walker Buehler/Dodgers, Charlie Blackmon/Rockies, Luis Castillo/Reds, David Dahl/Rockies, Jacob deGrom/Mets, Josh Hader/Brewers, Jeff McNeil/Mets, Mike Moustakas/Brewers, J.T. Realmuto/Phillies, Anthony Rendon/Nationals, Hyun-Jin Ryu/Dodgers, Max Scherzer/Nationals, Will Smith/Giants, Trevor Story/Rockies, Kirby Yates/Padres
- League selections: Sandy Alcantara/Marlins, Pete Alonso/Mets, Kris Bryant/Cubs, Paul DeJong/Cardinals, Yasmani Grandal/Brewers, Zack Greinke/Diamondbacks, Clayton Kershaw/Dodgers, Mike Soroka/Braves
As always, the All-Star choices will spark both celebration and controversy, as there simply isn’t enough roster space to acknowledge every player who is enjoying a big season. Xander Bogaerts entered the day ranked fifth among all position players in fWAR, yet the Red Sox shortstop didn’t receive an All-Star nod. Lance Lynn and Chris Sale (the second- and third-ranked pitchers by fWAR, respectively) also aren’t scheduled to be heading to Cleveland on July 9. This being said, injuries and other absences will surely create some more openings before the Midsummer Classic, so some more names will inevitably be added as replacements.