2014 MLB All-Star Roster: Complete Lineups for American and National Leagues

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 12, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) breaks from first during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 6, 2014. The Pirates won 6-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Baseball is a sport steeped in tradition, and the 2014 edition of the MLB All-Star Game has the unenviable honor of trying to live up to the high standards of the annual event.

Fortunately for hardcore and casual fans alike, the rosters for both the American and National Leagues are stacked with elite hitters and dominant pitchers. The game should be a fierce battle with home-field advantage in the World Series on the line.

Here are the complete rosters for the AL and NL and a focus on the player whom baseball fans are most excited to see in action.

2014 MLB All-Star Game Rosters
American League National League
Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals* Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals*
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers* Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks*
Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners* Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies*
Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees* Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies*
Josh Donaldson, 3B, Oakland Athletics* Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers*
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels* Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates*
Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays* Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers*
Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles* Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers*
Nelson Cruz, DH, Baltimore Orioles* Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins*
AL Reserves NL Reserves
Derek Norris, C, Oakland Athletics Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Kurt Suzuki, C, Minnesota Twins Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds
Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
Victor Martinez, 1B, Detroit Tigers Dee Gordon, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Murphy, 2B, New York Mets
Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, Oakland Athletics Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds
Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox Matt Carpenter, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals
Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers Josh Harrison, IF/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Oakland Athletics Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals Hunter Pence, OF, San Francisco Giants
Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians
AL Pitchers NL Pitchers
Yu Darvish, RHP, Texas Rangers Johnny Cueto, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
Max Scherzer, RHP, Detroit Tigers Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle Mariners Zack Greinke, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP, New York Yankees Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco Giants
Jon Lester, LHP, Boston Red Sox Adam Wainwright, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
David Price, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays Tyson Ross, RHP, San Diego Padres
Scott Kazmir, LHP, Oakland Athletics Jordan Zimmermann, RHP, Washington Nationals
Mark Buehrle, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Sean Doolittle, LHP, Oakland Athletics Craig Kimbrel, RHP Atlanta Braves
Greg Holland, RHP, Kansas City Royals Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
Glen Perkins, LHP, Minnesota Twins Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
Dellin Betances, RHP, New York Yankees Tony Watson, LHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Pat Neshek, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
Source: MLB.com


Player to Watch: Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

A cadre of pitchers could steal the show in the All-Star Game, and several hitters have the power to dominate the headlines, but no one possesses the game-changing abilities of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

While many fans immediately think of his consistency and power at the plate, McCutchen is arguably the best outfielder in the sport. With a unique mixture of speed and awareness in the field, he can cover an incredible amount of ground and make breathtaking catches.

The Pirates' official Twitter account talked about where he ranks amongst the all-time Pittsburgh greats:

That speed also helps him on the basepaths. McCutchen has racked up 15 stolen bases this season and looks to be on pace to meet his season average of 23. He may look to use his baserunning ability during the actual All-Star Game.

When asked about the honor of making the Midsummer Classic, McCutchen told Tom Singer of MLB.com about going with his teammates and being voted as a starter:

It's definitely an honor and I'm happy I will have some guys accompanying me there…It takes us winning to get that recognition, and we've done that the last couple of years. It's good to see. Being in the All-Star Game is enough in itself. Being No. 1 [in voting for outfielders] is a plus, really cool.

ESPN’s Stats and Info department shared a great image of just how hot McCutchen has been since June 1:

McCutchen picked up right where he left off last season. He has compiled a .321 batting average, 15 home runs, 59 RBI, 53 runs and a .419 on-base percentage in 91 games this season. He looks to be on pace to match or surpass almost all of his regular-season averages.

In his three previous All-Star Game appearances, though, McCutchen has only managed one hit in five at-bats. It could be time for the Pittsburgh star to buck the trend and take the game over for the National League.

With 46 extra-base hits in 2014, McCutchen has the ability to change the game with one swing of his bat.

Predicted stat line: 2 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 stolen base


*Stats via MLB.com.