2018 MLB All-Star Game: Here Are The Full Rosters For American League And National League
on Jul 11, 2018 08:56 AM EDT
The players who will look to shine the brightest among the stars of baseball were revealed as MLB announced the 2018 All-Star Game rosters.
Following the balloting, the league unveiled the names of the players who will compose the 31-player roster of the American League and National League for the 89th Midsummer Classic. The 2018 MLB All-Star Game will be on July 17 at the Nationals Park in Washington.
Who Made The Cut For American League
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve headlined the list of 2018 American All-Star. He garnered a league-best 4,849,630 votes to earn his sixth All-Star appearance, according to the official announcement from the league on their Twitter account. The American League starters are as follows:
- Catcher: Wilson Ramos - Tampa Bay Rays
- Infielder: Jose Abreu - 1B, Chicago White Sox
- Infielder: Jose Altuve - 2B, Houston Astros
- Infielder: Manny Machado - SS, Baltimore Orioles
- Infielder: Jose Ramirez - 3B, Cleveland Indians
- Outfielder: Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
- Outfielder: Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
- Outfielder: Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
- Designated Hitter: JD Martinez - DH, Boston Red Sox
Trevor Bauer, Jose Berrios, Aroldis Chapman, Gerrit Cole, Edwin Diaz, JA Happ, Joe Jimenez, Craig Kimbrel, Corey Kluber, Chris Sale, Luis Severino, Blake Treinen, and Justin Verlander are the pitchers for the American League All-Star team. Jose Salvador, Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Mitch Moreland, Gleyber Torres, Michael Brantley, Shin-Soo Choo, Mitch Haniger, George Springer, and Nelson Cruz were also named to the AL squad.
Who Made The Cut For National League
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman got the most number of votes among the National League Players at 4,039,219, earning his third All-Star selection. The National League starters are as follows:
- Catcher: Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
- Infielder: Nolan Arenado - 3B Colorado Rockies
- Infielder: Javier Baez - 2B Chicago Cubs
- Infielder: Brandon Crawford - SS, San Francisco Giants
- Infielder: Freddie Freeman - 1B Atlanta Braves
- Outfielder: Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
- Outfielder: Matt Kemp - Los Angeles Dodgers
- Outfielder: Nick Markakis - Atlanta Braves
Patrick Corbin, Jacob deGrom, Sean Doolittle, Mike Foltynewicz, Josh Hader, Brad Hand, Kenley Jansen, Jon Lester, Miles Mikolas, Aaron Nola, Max Scherzer, and Felipe Vazquez are the pitchers for the National League All-Star team. Buster Posey, JT Realmuto, Ozzie Albies, Scooter Gennett, Paul Goldschmidt, Trevor Story, Eugenio Suarez, Joey Votto, Charlie Blackmon, Lorenzo Cain, and Christian Yelich also made the NL All-Star selection.
Who Is The Biggest Snub For Each League
According to David Schoenfield of ESPN, Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays is the biggest snub for the American League squad. Snell went 12-4 in 19 starts this season with a 2.09 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 116 innings. The 25-year-old pitcher is having the breakout season of his career.
On the other hand, Schoenfield thinks that Kyle Freeland is the biggest snub for the National League All-Star team. Freeland went 8-6 in 18 starts with a 3.18 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season.