2017 MLB All-Star Rosters Announced

MLB All-Star weekend is approaching and the Rosters are officially set. While there will be many familiar faces at this year’s all-star game, there will also be many new ones such as the Yankee’s Aaron Judge and the Dodger’s Cody Bellinger. Both rookies are also rumored to be competing in the home run derby as well.

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Here are the complete rosters for the American and National League.

American League Roster

*C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

C Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

*1B Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays

1B Yonder Alonso, Oakland Athletics

*2B Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

2B Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles

2B Starlin Castro, New York Yankees

*3B Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians

3B Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

*SS Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

SS Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

*OF Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels +

*OF Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

*OF George Springer, Houston Astros

OF Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

OF Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

OF Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

*DH Corey Dickerson, Tampa Bay Rays

DH Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

SP Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

SP Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals

SP Lance McCullers, Houston Astros

SP Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

SP Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers

SP Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

SP Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins

SP Luis Severino, New York Yankees

SP Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros +

RP Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox

RP Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians

RP Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

 

National League Roster

*C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

C Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

*1B Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

1B Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

1B Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

*2B Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals

2B Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates

2B D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

*3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

3B Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks

*SS Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

SS Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

*OF Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

*OF Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

*OF Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

OF Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

OF Michael Conforto, New York Mets +

OF Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves

SP Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals

SP Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

RP Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

RP Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers

RP Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs

RP Greg Holland, Colorado Rockies

RP Brad Hand, San Diego Padres

RP Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies

*=Starter, +=Player is currently on the disabled list 

(Source: Bleacher Report)

This year is a benchmark in Major League Baseball history as it is the first year in the 88 years that the All-Star game has existed, that the game will not determine who has home field advantage in the World Series. This was a very controversial issue as both the fans and players want to simply enjoy this game while not worrying about any implications if they did not win.

At the same time, however, the MLB wants to make this game worth something so it draws more attention and bring out the best in the players competing in it.

With the more progressive approach the MLB is taking in regard to rules and regulations, it is no surprise that they made this change.

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Either way, MLB all-star weekend is always a fan favorite with all the events that take place.

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