Jul 3, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) bats during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park. Image Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

2013 MLB All-Star Game: NL Roster Unveiled


The rosters were unveiled Saturday afternoon for this year’s All-Star Game. The game will be played on Tuesday, July 16th at New York’s Citi Field and will be televised  nationally on FOX and in Canada on Sportsnet.

The Giants manager Bruce Bochy will manage the NL squad and he’ll have plenty of talent to work with:

Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks

Matt Harvey, New York Mets

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

Jordan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates

Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

Catchers

Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Infielders

Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

David Wright, New York Mets

Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres

Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers

Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants

Outfielders

Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals

Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies

Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

McCutchen, Harper, Gonzalez, and Cuddyer give the NL squad a great mix of outfield talent. Add in Goldschmidt, Votto, Craig, and Posey and the NL will be a tough lineup to contend with.

They also have plenty of speed with Segura, Gomez, and Cabrera to give AL squad trouble on the bases. The strength of the team is clearly with their pitching, with some big names in this group. Kershaw, Corbin, Harvey, Wainwright, Bumgarner, and Lee are among the top pitchers for each of their respective teams.

Pending the outcome of fan voting for the final player that will be added to this roster – there will be an addition to this list. Candidates for the final vote include: Ian Desmond (Washington Nationals), Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), Adrian Gonzalez (Los Angeles Dodgers, Hunter Pence (San Francisco Giants), Yasiel Puig (Los Angeles Dodgers). Fans can vote between now and 4 p.m. ET Thursday at mlb.com

 

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