Posted July 06, 2013

2013 All-Star Rosters and Final Vote candidates

All-Star Game
Chris Davis of the Orioles received the most votes from the fans

Chris Davis was the top vote-getter in the American League. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

As announced on the MLB All-Star Selection Show on FOX Saturday evening, here are the 33-man rosters for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field along with the Final Vote candidates for the 34th roster spot in each league. Another post will follow this one with reaction and analysis of these selections.

Note: Starters chosen by fan vote. First 16 pitchers and reserves in each league chosen by player vote. Remaining players chosen by team manager. 

National League

Manager: Bruce Bochy, Giants


C – Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B – Joey Votto, Reds
2B – Brandon Phillips, Reds
3B – David Wright, Mets
SS – Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
OF – Carlos Beltran, Cardinals; Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies; Bryce Harper, Nationals

Pitchers and Reserves:

Buster Posey, C, Giants
Allen Craig, 1B, Cardinals
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks
Matt Carpenter, 2B, Cardinals
Marco Scutaro, 2B, Giants
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates
Everth Cabrera, SS, Padres
Jean Segura, SS, Brewers
Domonic Brown, OF, Phillies
Michael Cuddyer, OF, Rockies
Carlos Gomez, OF, Brewers
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates

Madison Bumgarner, Giants
Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks
Jose Fernandez, Marlins
Matt Harvey, Mets
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Cliff Lee, Phillies
Jeff Locke, Pirates
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
Travis Wood, Cubs
Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
Aroldis Chapman, Reds
Jason Grilli, Pirates
Craig Kimbrel, Braves

Final Vote candidates:

Ian Desmond, SS, Nationals
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Dodgers
Hunter Pence, OF, Giants
Yasiel Puig, OF, Dodgers

American League

Manager: Jim Leyland, Tigers


C – Joe Mauer, Twins
1B – Chris Davis, Orioles
2B – Robinson Cano, Yankees
3B – Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
SS - J.J. Hardy, Orioles
OF – Adam Jones, Orioles; Mike Trout, Angels; Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH – David Ortiz, Red Sox

Pitchers and Reserves:

Jason Castro, C, Astros
Salvador Perez, C, Royals
Prince Fielder, 1B, Tigers
Jason Kipnis, 2B, Indians
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
Ben Zobrist, 2B, Rays
Manny Machado, 3B, Orioles
Jhonny Peralta, SS, Tigers
Nelson Cruz, OF, Rangers
Alex Gordon, OF, Royals
Torii Hunter, OF, Tigers
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
Bartolo Colon, A’s
Yu Darvish, Rangers
Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
Justin Masterson, Indians
Chris Sale, White Sox
Max Scherzer, Tigers
Justin Verlander, Tigers
Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
Jesse Crain, White Sox
Joe Nathan, Rangers
Glen Perkins, Twins
Mariano Rivera, Yankees

Final Vote candidates:

Joaquin Benoit, RP, Tigers
Steve Delabar, RP, Blue Jays
David Robertson, RP, Yankees
Tanner Scheppers, RP, Rangers
Koji Uehara, RP, Red Sox


Bartolo Colon is an All Star. That's a crying shame. And another great way to set examples for young people. 


Since the ASG is for WS home field, anyone (looking at you Papelbon) whining about younger players who happen to be the hottest in the league at the moment being selected can kindly jog on.  Blame Bud for making this game more than an exhibition of future HOFers, the ASG as it has become is a play for keeps chip for WS advantage.  Maybe if Papelbon had played in more WS games, he'd understand.


Jhonny Peralta has been batting .300+ all year for the first-place Tigers. Baltimore's J.J. Hardy is .254, with a greater number of errors. On what grounds do voters pick Hardy?


All right, this just got even more ridiculous -- I just voted at least fifty times in the Final Vote. 

If there is seriously no limit on this, it's going to be decided by ten-year-olds and sportswriters who don't ever leave their computers (which is even better news for Puig fanboys...)


i am going to have to a-gon over puig, and yes both choo and parra both did get shafted, but it happens every year


The guys who really got shafted here are Starling Marte and Gerardo Parra -- I can't believe these guys didn't at least make the Final Vote cut. Or Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo.   Or top rookies Ryu and Miller. 

Bumgarner and Scutaro are obviously squandered Bochy picks here (sorry SF fans, they don't hold up to other candidates by traditional counting stats or sabermetrics, and neither provides crucial roster depth). And, It's pretty clear MLB didn't want to provide any real challenge for Puig to win the Final Vote.

So who has the best chance as the anti-Puig candidate in the Final Vote? I'm going to throw my votes behind Hunter Pence -- I think the SF ballot-stuffers might just be able to get the job done...


I so sick of this being a popularity vote. Goldschmidt should be starter and why the snub in the hr derby? Plus they snubbed Parra as an outfielder, hell ESPN said Parra is the best outfielder in the NL.


Jesse Crain hasn't been with the Twins in years


@Michael10 You voted 50 times and you are whining that some kids and writers might vote more than you did?  Not a winning argument.  


@oldtimeradiohome  I agree with you but if you want to talk about the biggest snubs, Josh Donaldson is the A's best player with 15 homers and 56 R.B.Is.  Just like Manny Machado, he plays stellar defense but Manny only has 42 R.B.Is.  The Orioles have three players that were chosen by the fans while the A's have only one representative, Colon, and he's an injured reserve. This for a team that is second in the A.L. in wins.  Tell me that's fair!


@AnnabelLee @daveymi 

AL Shortstops ranked by fWAR (includes fielding, baserunning, and batting):

Peralta, 2.5
Escobar, 1.9
Lowrie, 1.7
Iglesias, 1.6
Hardy, 1.5

Hardy's not an awful choice for all-star starter, but he's certainly not the best choice.


@irunxc4fun@AnnabelLee@daveymi Evidently you did not bother to read the link.  For lazy arses like you here are the stats that were used in the defensive ranking of shortstops: 

1. Composite advanced metrics: Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), defensive Wins Above Replacement (dWAR) and Defensive Runs Saved (DRS)

2. Component advanced metrics: Range Factor (RF) and Double Play Runs above average (DPR)

3. Metrics from the days of yore: Fielding percentage