The 2015 MLB All-Star game is right around the corner which means that the 1st half of the 2015 MLB Season coming to an end. July 14, 2015 is the date set for the All-Star Game so let’s take a look at how the voting for the players turned out.
The first thing that the MLB Betting Sportsook noticed is that the Kansas City Royals have 4 starters on the roster, and J. Donaldson of the American League lead all players getting the most votes for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game with 14 million votes.
That is some tally of votes for one player, and that sets a new record for a single season, while B. Harper of the National League with just fewer than 14 million votes.
The voters chose nine American League players, and eight National League players and all by votes of the fans. The fans elected all starting players for both teams except the reserve players, designated hitters and starting pitchers. The rest of the players will be selected by National League Manager B. Bochy and American League Manager N. Yost.
The starters were announced on the 6th of July 2015 while the reserves were announced on Monday night the 7th of July on the ESPN show for selections. The total number for each team’s roster is 34 players. Those players will be determined by the managers and players themselves.
In all, the players elect nine NL players for their team, and the AL players elect some eight players for their team along with 5 starters and 3 relief pitchers. If you’re wondering why the NL has 9 starters and the AL has just 8 starters, that’s because the AL uses a designated hitter.
Then the Managers complete the rest of the rosters with the exception of 1 spot the 34th player for each team, and that will be again selected by a 2nd online vote by the fans, and that is from a pool of five players completed by the managers after which all 33 players for each team has been presented.
Two of the present selected starters are injured as Marlins right fielder G. Stanton with a hand injury and the Tigers 1st baseman M. Cabrera with a left calf injury. Their replacements will be selected by their managers. Injured players are allowed to participate in the ceremonies and their status as an All-Star for 2015 will not change.
So let’s take a look at the Starters:
For the American League:
- Catcher – from the Royals – S. Perez
- 1st Baseman – from the Tigers – M. Cabrera
- 2nd Baseman – from the Astros – J. Altuve
- Shortstop – from the Royals – A. Escobar
- 3rd Baseman – from the Blue Jays – J. Donaldson
- Outfielder – from the Angeles – M. Trout
- Outfielder – from the Royals – L. Cain
- Outfielder – from the Royals – A. Gordon
- Designated Hitter – from the Mariners – N. Cruz
For the National League
- Catcher – from the Giants – B. Posey
- 1st Baseman – from the Diamondbacks – P. Goldschmidt
- 2nd Baseman – from the Marlins – D. Gordon
- Shortstop – from the Cardinals – J. Peralta
- 3rd Baseman – from the Reds – T. Frazier
- Outfielder – from the Nationals – B. Harper
- Outfielder – from the Cardinals – M. Holiday
- Outfielder – from the Marlins – G. Stanton
If you are one to Bet on MLB and are looking for a great online sportsbook experience, remember the injured starting players selected for this 2015 All-Star game will be replaced by the perspective managers.
Meanwhile get ready for the game on the Tuesday the 14th of July 2015 at 7 PM ET at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.