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2012 MLB All Star Rosters

The 2012 MLB All Star game is just a little over a week a way and the rosters were announced today.  The All Star game will be played in Kansas City where again the home-field advantage for the World Series. The All Star Game will be played on July 10th on Fox. I am sure their will be much debate about who should be in and who shouldn’t be but the rosters are final. Here is what the fans and managers decided.

American League


C Mike Napoli, TEX
1B Prince Fielder, DET
2B Robinson Cano, NYY
3B Adrian Beltre, TEX
SS Derek Jeter, NYY
OF Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF Curtis Granderson, NYY
OF Jose Bautista, TOR

P Ryan Cook, OAK
P Matt Harrison, TEX
P Felix Hernandez, SEA
P Jim Johnson, BAL
P Joe Nathan, TEX
P Chris Perez, CLE
P David Price, TB
P Fernando Rodney, TB
P CC Sabathia, NYY
P Chris Sale, CWS
P Justin Verlander, DET
P Jered Weaver, LAA
P C.J. Wilson, LAA
C Joe Mauer, MIN
C Matt Wieters, BAL
SS Elvis Andrus, TEX
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
3B Miguel Cabrera, DET
2B Ian Kinsler, TEX
1B Paul Konerko, CWS
OF Adam Jones, BAL
OF Mike Trout, LAA
OF Mark Trumbo, LAA
DH Billy Butler, KC
DH Adam Dunn, CWS
National LeagueStarters

C Buster Posey, SF
1B Joey Votto, CIN
2B Dan Uggla, ATL
3B Pablo Sandoval, SF
SS Rafael Furcal, STL
OF Melky Cabrera, SF
OF Carlos Beltran, STL
OF Matt Kemp, LAD

P Matt Cain, SF
P Aroldis Chapman, CIN
P R.A. Dickey, NYM
P Gio Gonzalez, WAS
P Cole Hamels, PHI
P Joel Hanrahan, PIT
P Clayton Kershaw, LAD
P Craig Kimbrel, ATL
P Lance Lynn, STL
P Wade Miley, ARI
P Jonathan Papelbon, PHI
P Stephen Strasburg, WAS
P Huston Street, SD

C Yadier Molina, STL
C Carlos Ruiz, PHI
1B Bryan LaHair, CHC
2B Jose Altuve, HOU
SS Starlin Castro, CHC
SS Ian Desmond, WAS
3B David Wright, NYM
OF Ryan Braun, MIL
OF Jay Bruce, CIN
OF Carlos Gonzalez, COL
OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT
OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA
There are five candidates in each league that are up for the final vote for the All Star Game. Here are those final five in each league

National League
Michael Bourn, CF, Braves
David Freese, 3B, Cardinals
Bryce Harper, RF, Nationals
Aaron Hill, 2B, D-backs
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves

American League
Jonathan Broxton, RHP, Royals
Yu Darvish, RHP, Rangers
Ernesto Frieri, RHP, Angels
Jason Hammel, RHP, Orioles
Jake Peavy, RHP, White Sox

There are your 2012 MLB All Stars. It’s going to be fun to watch as always and it’s always the most meaningful All Star game out of any sport in America. It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the New  York Mets would be hosting the 2013 All Star Game. Until then enjoy the 2012 All Star Game and season. 

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