2013 MLB All-Star Game: NL Roster Unveiled


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

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:

"PitchersClayton Kershaw, Los Angeles DodgersPatrick Corbin, Arizona DiamondbacksMatt Harvey, New York MetsAdam Wainwright, St. Louis CardinalsJordan Zimmerman, Washington NationalsJason Grilli, Pittsburgh PiratesCraig Kimbrel, Atlanta BravesAroldis Chapman, Cincinnati RedsTravis Wood, Chicago CubsJose Fernandez, Miami MarlinsCliff Lee, Philadelphia PhilliesJeff Locke, Pittsburgh PiratesMadison Bumgarner, San Francisco GiantsCatchersYadier Molina, St. Louis CardinalsBuster Posey, San Francisco GiantsInfieldersJoey Votto, Cincinnati RedsBrandon Phillips, Cincinnati RedsTroy Tulowitzki, Colorado RockiesDavid Wright, New York MetsPedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh PiratesEverth Cabrera, San Diego PadresMatt Carpenter, St. Louis CardinalsAllen Craig, St. Louis CardinalsPaul Goldschmidt, Arizona DiamondbacksJean Segura, Milwaukee BrewersMarco Scutaro, San Francisco GiantsOutfieldersCarlos Beltran, St. Louis CardinalsCarlos Gonzalez, Colorado RockiesBryce Harper, Washington NationalsAndrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh PiratesMichael Cuddyer, Colorado RockiesDomonic Brown, Philadelphia PhilliesCarlos 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