Major League Baseball’s midsummer showcase, also known as the All-Star Game, is less than two months away, and many players have already made strong cases to make their respective league’s team.
But which players will be fortunate enough to try to secure home-field advantage throughout the World Series for either the American or National League?
Some players will be voted into the AL or NL squads via the fans, while the remainder of each team’s 34-man roster will be determined by the coaching staff.
This year’s teams will likely be made up of seasoned veterans as well as a handful of young players who are just starting to make their mark. Don’t be surprised when you see an abundance of first-timers on the rosters.
Let’s jump right into each team’s roster, determining who has done enough thus far to earn a spot in the 2013 All-Star Game.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted and are accurate as of Monday, May 20, 2013. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts. Stats up to date through games on May 19, 2013.