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:
Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates
Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
David Wright, New York Mets
Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals
Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants
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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