2015 MLB All Star Game Final Rosters


The full roster for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game is finally released, and only a week remains until the first pitch is thrown. While there are plenty of questions surrounding the all-star games in the other two major American professional sports, the MLB All-Star game has remained a fantastic event. The fact that the winning league receives home field advantage during the World Series might infuriate some but it has kept a competitive element to the game, and draws interest from thousands of more fans because the final score has legitimate consequences.

One thing that is clear from the final rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star game, is that Royalsmania has not slowed down since their unbelievable World Series run last season. The Royals fan voting put 6 players on the American League roster, more than any other team in the majors. While some may discount the legitimacy of the Royals voting, you cannot discount the franchise as having one of the best fan bases in any sport right now.

Below is a final list of the Rosters for both teams.

AL Starters

C Salvador Perez, Royals
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (will not play due to injury)
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (overall vote leader)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Lorenzo Cain, Royals
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
DH Nelson Cruz, Mariners

AL Pitchers

RHP Sonny Gray, Athletics
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Chris Archer, Rays
LHP David Price, Tigers
LHP Dallas Keuchel, Astros
LHP Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees
RHP Brad Boxberger, Rays
RHP Kelvin Herrera, Royals
RHP Wade Davis, Royals
RHP Darren O’Day, Orioles
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
LHP Zach Britton, Orioles

AL Reserves

C Russell Martin, Blue Jays
C Stephen Vogt, Athletics
1B Albert Pujols, Angels (starting in place of Cabrera)
1B Prince Fielder, Rangers
1B Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera)
2B Jason Kipnis, Indians
SS Jose Iglesias, Tigers
3B Manny Machado, Orioles
OF J.D. Martinez, Tigers
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
UTIL Brock Holt, Red Sox

NL Starters

C Buster Posey, Giants
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
OF Bryce Harper, Nationals (leading vote-getter in NL)
OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals (injured, participation questionable)
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (injured, will not play)

NL Pitchers

RHP Max Scherzer, Nationals
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
RHP Gerrit Cole, Pirates
RHP Michael Wacha, Cardinals
RHP Jacob deGrom, Mets
RHP Shelby Miller, Braves
RHP A.J. Burnett, Pirates
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals
RHP Mark Melancon, Pirates
RHP Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
NL Final Vote Candidates
RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
RHP Jeurys Familia, Mets
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Carlos Martinez, Cardinals
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

NL Reserves

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
C Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers
1B Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
1B Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
2B DJ LeMahieu, Rockies
2B Joe Panik, Giants
SS Brandon Crawford, Giants
3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies
3B Kris Bryant, Cubs (replaces injured Stanton)
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (starting in place of the injured Stanton)
OF Joc Pederson, Dodgers
OF Justin Upton, Padres
OF A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks

Did the fans get it right? Who got left out?