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MLB All-Star rosters 2021: Full lineups of starters, reserves for American & National leagues

MLB’s best are putting the “star” in starters on Tuesday night.

After being away from the spotlight in 2020, MLB’s best (and most popular) are once again taking the field in the 2021 All-Star Game on July 13 in Denver.

As is custom with the All-Star Game roster, there are some swings and misses: Mike Trout makes the All-Star Game this year despite playing in just 36 games in the first half and is nursing a calf injury. Trout is expected to return to the field after the All-Star break. Still, fans voted in Trout as a starter for the AL this Midsummer Classic.

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This is also a good year for first-timers: Nats outfielder Juan Soto makes his (somewhat surprising) All-Star debut, despite being one of the game’s preeminent hitters since his rookie year in 2018. Also making the All-Star squad for the first time is Blue Jays infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr — Vladito isn’t just putting together an All-Star season, he’s also putting together an MVP-type resume.

Here’s who will be lining up and taking the field as the game’s best on Tuesday:

American League All-Star Game starters

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Shohei Ohtani highlight the first-timers at this year’s All-Star Game, with both players putting together MVP campaigns.

The fan-elected position player starters and elected pitchers are as follows:

Player Team Position
Salvador Perez Royals C
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Jays 1B
Marcus Semien Blue Jays 2B
Rafael Devers Red Sox 3B
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox SS
x-Mike Trout Angels OF
Aaron Judge Yankees OF
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays OF
Shohei Ohtani Angels DH
Matt Barnes Red Sox P
Chris Bassitt Athletics P
x-Shane Bieber Cleveland P
Aroldis Chapman Yankees P
Gerrit Cole Yankees P
Nathan Eovaldi Red Sox P
Kyle Gibson Rangers P
Liam Hendriks White Sox P
Yusei Kikuchi Mariners P
Lance Lynn White Sox P
Shohei Ohtani Angels P
x-Ryan Pressly Astros P
Carlos Rodon White Sox P
Gregory Soto Tigers P

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

National League All-Star Game starters

Nolan Arenado notches his first All-Star appearance as a member of the Cardinals, in his first season with St. Louis. He earns the starting nod as the National League third baseman.

Fans waiting to see Jacob deGrom vs. Shohei Ohtani have to wait longer: deGrom will be skipping this year’s Midsummer Classic to focus on staying healthy for the second half of the season.

The senior circuit starters and elected pitchers are as follows:

Player Team Position
x-Buster Posey Giants C
Freddie Freeman Braves 1B
Adam Frazier Pirates 2B
Nolan Arenado Cardinals 3B
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres SS
x-Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves OF
Nick Castellanos Reds OF
Jesse Winker Reds OF
Walker Buehler Dodgers P
Corbin Burnes Brewers P
x-Yu Darvish Padres P
x-Jacob deGrom Mets P
x-Kevin Gausman Giants P
Josh Hader Brewers P
Craig Kimbrel Cubs P
German Marquez Rockies P
Mark Melancon Padres P
Freddy Peralta Brewers P
Alex Reyes Cardinals P
Trevor Rogers Marlins P
Max Scherzer Nationals P
Taijuan Walker Mets P
Zack Wheeler Phillies P
x-Brandon Woodruff Brewers P

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

American League All-Star Game reserves

Several players, including Astros double-play combination Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, have made the decision to withdraw from this year’s All-Star Game despite being selected.

Player Team Position
Mike Zunino Rays C
Matt Olson Athletics 1B
Jared Walsh Angels 1B
x-Jose Altuve Astros 2B
Whit Merrifield Royals 2B
Jose Ramirez Cleveland 3B
Tim Anderson White Sox SS
Bo Bichette Blue Jays SS
x-Carlos Correa Astros SS
Joey Wendle Rays SS
x-Michael Brantley Astros OF
Joey Gallo Rangers OF
Adolis Garcia Rangers OF
Cedric Mullins Orioles OF
Nelson Cruz Twins DH
J.D. Martinez Red Sox DH

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

National League All-Star Game reserves

Despite a down year, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts makes the All-Star Game as a reserve. Making his fourth All-Star appearance as a member of the Cubs is Kris Bryant — who also might be making his last All-Star appearance as a Cub.

Here’s the list of reserves:

Player Team Position
x-Yadier Molina Cardinals C
Omar Narvaez Brewers C
J.T. Realmuto Phillies C
Max Muncy Dodgers 1B
Ozzie Albies Braves 2B
Jake Cronenworth Padres 2B
Kris Bryant Cubs 3B
Eduardo Escobar D-backs 3B
Manny Machado Padres 3B
Justin Turner Dodgers 3B
Brandon Crawford Giants SS
Trea Turner Nationals SS
x-Mookie Betts Dodgers OF
Bryan Reynolds Pirates OF
x-Kyle Schwarber Nationals OF
Juan Soto Nationals OF
Chris Taylor Dodgers OF

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

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