MLB All Star Voting 2014: Breaking Down Leaders After Final Results Tally

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IJuly 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30:  Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with teammates after scoring in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The 2014 MLB All-Star Game rosters are officially set. 

Injuries and other players being deemed unavailable may send managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny scrambling for some last-minute replacements, but for the most part, we know who will be taking part in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field. 

The starters are set, the reserves and pitchers have been selected and Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo have won the final spots in the fan vote, which, as Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan argued, was the right decision: 

Let's take a complete look at both rosters. 

American League

PositionStarterTeamNo. Selection
CatcherMatt WietersOrioles3
First BaseMiguel CabreraTigers9
Second BaseRobinson CanoMariners6
Third BaseJosh DonaldsonAthletics1
ShortstopDerek JeterYankees14
OutfieldJose BautistaBlue Jays5
OutfieldMike TroutAngels3
OutfieldAdam JonesOrioles4
Designated HitterNelson CruzOrioles3
PositionReserveTeamNo. Selection
CatcherSalvador PerezRoyals2
CatcherDerek NorrisAthletics1
CatcherKurt SuzukiTwins1
First BaseJose AbreuWhite Sox1
First Base/OutfieldBrandon MossAthletics1
First Base/Designated HitterEdwin EncarnacionBlue Jays2
Second BaseJose AltuveAstros2
Third BaseAdrian BeltreRangers4
Third BaseKyle SeagerMariners1
ShortstopAlexei RamirezWhite Sox1
OutfieldMichael BrantleyIndians1
OutfieldYoenis CespedesAthletics1
OutfieldAlex GordonRoyals2
Designated HitterVictor MartinezTigers5
PositionPitcherTeamNo. Selection
PDellin BetancesYankees1
PMark BuehrleBlue Jays5
PYu DarvishRangers3
PSean DoolittleAthletics1
PFelix HernandezMariners5
PGreg HollandRoyals2
PJon LesterRed Sox3
PScott KazmirAthletics3
PGlen PerkinsTwins2
PDavid PriceRays4
PMax ScherzerTigers2
PMasahiro TanakaYankees1
PKoji UeharaRed Sox1
PChris SaleWhite Sox3

Note: Matt Wieters (injury) replaced by Salvador Perez in starting lineup.

Note: Edwin Encarnacion (injury) replaced by Kyle Seager.

Note: Masahiro Tanaka (injury) replaced by Koji Uehara.

National League

PositionStarterTeamNo. Selection
CatcherYadier MolinaCardinals6
First BasePaul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks2
Second BaseChase UtleyPhillies6
Third BaseTroy TulowitzkiRockies4
ShortstopAramis RamirezBrewers3
OutfieldAndrew McCutchenPirates4
OutfieldCarlos GomezBrewers2
OutfieldYasiel PuigDodgers1
PositionReserveTeamNo. Selection
CatcherJonathan LucroyBrewers1
CatcherDevin MesoracoReds1
First BaseFreddie FreemanBraves2
First BaseAnthony RizzoCubs1
Second BaseDee GordonDodgers1
Second BaseDaniel MurphyMets1
Third BaseTodd FrazierReds1
Third BaseMatt CarpenterCardinals2
ShortstopStarlin CastroCubs3
IF/OFJosh HarrisonPirates1
OutfieldCharlie BlackmonRockies1
OutfieldHunter PenceGiants3
OutfieldGiancarlo StantonMarlins2
PositionPitcherTeamNo. Selection
PMadison BumgarnerGiants2
PAroldis ChapmanReds3
PJohnny CuetoReds1
PZach GreinkeDodgers2
PFrancisco RodriguezBrewers5
PClayton KershawDodgers4
PCraig KimbrelBraves4
PPat NeshekCardinals1
PTyson RossPadres1
PJeff SamardzijaCubs (Now a member of Athletics, will be inactive)1
PJulio TeheranBraves1
PAdam WainwrightCardinals3
PTony WatsonPirates1
PJordan ZimmermannNationals2

Note: Jeff Samardzija elected as member of Cubs but traded to Athletics on July 4. Will be inactive.

Note: Yadier Molina (injury) will be replaced.

AL Top Vote-Getter: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 07:  Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a ssacrifice fly to tie the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by S
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Considering how stacked the American League outfield is, it was quite impressive Jose Bautista was able to rack up the most votes in the majors. 

As ESPN Stats & Info noted, it's the second time he's earned the accomplishment: 

Joey Bats is certainly deserving of his fifth consecutive All-Star nod. He's hitting .292/.412/.510 with 17 home runs and 57 RBI. While those are the popular numbers, though, Bautista's patience at the plate is a trait that flies way too far under the radar.  

Of qualified hitters, he's leads the majors in walks, is third in walk percentage, is third in on-base percentage and is one of just three players to have drawn more free passes than strikeouts. Bautista, the two-time home run champ, is far more than just a power hitter. 

But, you know, he's that, too:

His ability at the plate is a large reason why the Blue Jays currently sit at the top of the AL East and are in the top seven in the league in average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS. 

A heart of the order featuring Bautista, Robinson Cano, Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera is just downright unfair. 

NL Top Vote-Getter: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JUNE 21:  Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies breaks his bat as he line out to secondbaseman Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning as catcher Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers backs up the plate and u
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Troy Tulowitzki's Rockies are struggling to stay out of the cellar in the National League, but no individual player has been better than him over the first half of the season. 

It has been a video-game-esque season for Tulo. He is first in the majors in runs (70), first in batting average (.350), first in on-base percentage (.441), first in OPS (1.057), second in slugging percentage (.616), sixth in homers (20), sixth in walk-to-strikeout ratio (0.92) and 10th in walk percentage (13.6). 

"This is Tulo's fourth [All-Star Game selection], and every one of them is really special," manager Walt Weiss said, via The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders. "He's the leading vote-getter, and rightfully so, for the first half he's put together."

At least on paper, the American League looks like the better squad. But don't be surprised if Tulo puts the NL on his back with an MVP performance. 

It would be right in line with everything he's done so far this year. 

Note: Stats courtesy of Fangraphs and updated as of games played on Thursday, July 10.


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