MLB All Star Voting Results 2014: Leaders, Selections and Projected Lineup

Nate LoopFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Khris Davis is out at second as Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki turns a double play on a ball hit by Mark Reynolds during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Well done, baseball fans.

The MLB All-Star voting results were finally revealed during an ESPN broadcast Sunday night, and the starting lineups and the reserves are full of the best talent America's pastime has to offer in 2014.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was the overall vote leader in MLB, while Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki paced the National League, as per MLB's official Twitter account: 

There is a wealth of talent behind those two players, and the rosters will no doubt be completely dissected in the coming days.   

Here is the full list of selections for each team, followed by projected lineups and starting pitchers.

2014 MLB All-Star Game, American League Selections
Player/PositionTeam
Vote Leaders/Starters
Matt Wieters, C (injured)Baltimore Orioles
Miguel Cabrera, 1BDetroit Tigers
Robinson Cano, 2BSeattle Mariners
Josh Donaldson, 3BOakland Athletics
Derek Jeter, SSNew York Yankees
Jose Bautista, OFToronto Blue Jays
Mike Trout, OFLos Angeles Angels
Adam Jones, OFBaltimore Orioles
Nelson Cruz, DHBaltimore Orioles
Pitchers
Yu DarvishTexas Rangers
Max ScherzerDetroit Tigers
Felix HernandezSeattle Mariners
Masahiro TanakaNew York Yankees
Jon LesterBoston Red Sox
David PriceTampa Bay Rays
Scott KazmirOakland Athletics
Mark BuehrleToronto Blue Jays
Sean DoolittleOakland Athletics
Greg HollandKansas City Royals
Dellin BetancesNew York Yankees
Reserves
Salvador Perez, C (will start for injured Wieters)Kansas City Royals
Victor Martinez, 1BDetroit Tigers
Yoenis Cespedes, OFOakland Athletics
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (injured)Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Altuve, 2BHouston Astros
Derek Norris, COakland Athletics
Kurt Suzuki, CMinnesota Twins
Adrian Beltre, 3BTexas Rangers
Alexei Ramirez, SSChicago White Sox
Brandon Moss, 1B/OFOakland Athletics
Alex Gordon, OFKansas City Royals
Michael Brantley, OFCleveland Indians
ESPN Broadcast
2014 MLB All-Star Game, NL Selections
Player/PositionTeam
Vote Leaders/Starters
Yadier Molina, CSt. Louis Cardinals
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BArizona Diamondbacks
Chase Utley, 2BPhiladelphia Phillies
Troy Tulowitzki, SSColorado Rockies
Aramis Ramirez, 3BMilwaukee Brewers
Andrew McCutchen, OFPittsburgh Pirates
Carlos Gomez, OFMilwaukee Breweres
Yasiel Puig, OFLos Angeles Dodgers
Pitchers
Madison BumgarnerSan Francisco Giants
Aroldis ChapmanCincinnati Reds
Johnny CuetoCincinnati Reds
Zack GreinkeLos Angeles Dodgers
Clayton KershawLos Angeles Dodgers
Craig KimbrelAtlanta Braves
Pat NeshekSt. Louis Cardinals
Francisco RodriguezMilwaukee Brewers
Tyson RossSan Diego Padres
Jeff SamardzijaChicago Cubs (since traded to Athletics)
Julio TeheranAtlanta Braves
Adam WainwrightSt. Louis Cardinals
Tony WatsonPittsburgh Pirates
Jordan ZimmermanWashington Nationals
Reserves
Jonathan Lucroy, CMilwaukee Brewers
Devin Mesoraco, CCincinnati Reds
Freddie Freeman, 1BAtlanta Braves
Dee Gordon, 2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Daniel Murphy, 2BNew York Mets
Starlin Castro, SSChicago Cubs
Todd Frazier, 3BCincinnati Reds
Matt Carpenter, 3BSt. Louis Cardinals
Josh Harrison, OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hunter Pence, OFSan Francisco Giants
Giancarlo Stanton, OFMiami Marlins
Charlie Blackmon, OFColorado Rockies
ESPN Broadcast
MLB All-Star Game Projected Lineups
OrderAmerican LeagueNational League
1Cano, 2BMcCutchen, CF
2Trout, LFPuig, RF
3Cabrera, 1BTulowitzki, SS
4Jose Bautista RFStanton, DH
5Cruz, DHGoldschmidt, 1B
6Jones, CFCarlos Gomez, LF
7Donaldson, 3BRamirez, 3B
8Jeter, SSMolina, C
9Perez, CUtley, 2B
Starting PitchersFelix Hernandez, MarinersClayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
ESPN Broadcast, projections by Nate Loop

 

 

Preview

Of course, there is just as much intrigue in the names left off the final rosters as there is for those chosen to play in the Midsummer Classic. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan gave his take on some snubs as the lineups were announced:

There could be plenty of explaining to do in Chris Sale's case. The Chicago White Sox ace is 8-1 with a 2.16 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 87.1 innings pitched this season. He's also tops in the American League in hits per nine innings pitched (6.183) and Adjusted ERA+ (188), as per Baseball-Reference.com. However, he is still a candidate for the AL Final Vote, as per MLB: 

This All-Star Game will serve as a coronation of sorts for Derek Jeter as one of the greatest players this game has ever seen.

Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press

Jeter hasn't necessarily put up All-Star numbers, posting a .266 batting average with two home runs and 21 RBI through 78 games this season. Nevertheless, the fans voted him in as a starter—no doubt a referendum on a legendary career.

There is an interesting quirk in the lineups here. Jeff Samardzija, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, was elected to the National League All-Star team, but he will not be able to participate in the game, as per MLB:

He was traded to the Oakland Athletics along with teammate Jason Hammel mere days before the rosters were announced. Samardzija was 2-7 with a 2.83 ERA before getting moved halfway across the country and into another league.

Ben Margot/Associated Press

It's possible his inability to play is due to the game's high stakes. The Midsummer Classic determines home-field advantage in the World Series. Samardzija now plays in the AL for a 55-33 Oakland team determined to make a run at a championship, so this would create a definite conflict of interest if he suited up for his old team.

Situations like this could cause MLB to re-evaluate the nature of its pre-eminent exhibition, as Samardzija deserves a chance to participate in this game based on his performance thus far. Then again, Oakland general manager Billy Beane could be just fine with the fact that the gem in his blockbuster trade will be resting his arm during the All-Star break.