MLB All-Star rosters 2021: Full lineups of starters, reserves for American & National leagues

MLB’s best are putting the “star” in starters on Tuesday night.

After being away from the spotlight in 2020, MLB’s best (and most popular) are once again taking the field in the 2021 All-Star Game on July 13 in Denver.

As is custom with the All-Star Game roster, there are some swings and misses: Mike Trout makes the All-Star Game this year despite playing in just 36 games in the first half and is nursing a calf injury. Trout is expected to return to the field after the All-Star break. Still, fans voted in Trout as a starter for the AL this Midsummer Classic.

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This is also a good year for first-timers: Nats outfielder Juan Soto makes his (somewhat surprising) All-Star debut, despite being one of the game’s preeminent hitters since his rookie year in 2018. Also making the All-Star squad for the first time is Blue Jays infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr — Vladito isn’t just putting together an All-Star season, he’s also putting together an MVP-type resume.

Here’s who will be lining up and taking the field as the game’s best on Tuesday:

American League All-Star Game starters

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Shohei Ohtani highlight the first-timers at this year’s All-Star Game, with both players putting together MVP campaigns.

The fan-elected position player starters and elected pitchers are as follows:

PlayerTeamPosition
Salvador PerezRoyalsC
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays1B
Marcus SemienBlue Jays2B
Rafael DeversRed Sox3B
Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS
x-Mike TroutAngelsOF
Aaron JudgeYankeesOF
Teoscar HernandezBlue JaysOF
Shohei OhtaniAngelsDH
Matt BarnesRed SoxP
Chris BassittAthleticsP
x-Shane BieberClevelandP
Aroldis ChapmanYankeesP
Gerrit ColeYankeesP
Nathan EovaldiRed SoxP
Kyle GibsonRangersP
Liam HendriksWhite SoxP
Yusei KikuchiMarinersP
Lance LynnWhite SoxP
Shohei OhtaniAngelsP
x-Ryan PresslyAstrosP
Carlos RodonWhite SoxP
Gregory SotoTigersP

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

National League All-Star Game starters

Nolan Arenado notches his first All-Star appearance as a member of the Cardinals, in his first season with St. Louis. He earns the starting nod as the National League third baseman.

Fans waiting to see Jacob deGrom vs. Shohei Ohtani have to wait longer: deGrom will be skipping this year’s Midsummer Classic to focus on staying healthy for the second half of the season.

The senior circuit starters and elected pitchers are as follows:

PlayerTeamPosition
x-Buster PoseyGiantsC
Freddie FreemanBraves1B
Adam FrazierPirates2B
Nolan ArenadoCardinals3B
Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS
x-Ronald Acuna Jr.BravesOF
Nick CastellanosRedsOF
Jesse WinkerRedsOF
Walker BuehlerDodgersP
Corbin BurnesBrewersP
x-Yu DarvishPadresP
x-Jacob deGromMetsP
x-Kevin GausmanGiantsP
Josh HaderBrewersP
Craig KimbrelCubsP
German MarquezRockiesP
Mark MelanconPadresP
Freddy PeraltaBrewersP
Alex ReyesCardinalsP
Trevor RogersMarlinsP
Max ScherzerNationalsP
Taijuan WalkerMetsP
Zack WheelerPhilliesP
x-Brandon WoodruffBrewersP

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

American League All-Star Game reserves

Several players, including Astros double-play combination Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, have made the decision to withdraw from this year’s All-Star Game despite being selected.

PlayerTeamPosition
Mike ZuninoRaysC
Matt OlsonAthletics1B
Jared WalshAngels1B
x-Jose AltuveAstros2B
Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B
Jose RamirezCleveland3B
Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS
Bo BichetteBlue JaysSS
x-Carlos CorreaAstrosSS
Joey WendleRaysSS
x-Michael BrantleyAstrosOF
Joey GalloRangersOF
Adolis GarciaRangersOF
Cedric MullinsOriolesOF
Nelson CruzTwinsDH
J.D. MartinezRed SoxDH

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

National League All-Star Game reserves

Despite a down year, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts makes the All-Star Game as a reserve. Making his fourth All-Star appearance as a member of the Cubs is Kris Bryant — who also might be making his last All-Star appearance as a Cub.

Here’s the list of reserves:

PlayerTeamPosition
x-Yadier MolinaCardinalsC
Omar NarvaezBrewersC
J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC
Max MuncyDodgers1B
Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B
Jake CronenworthPadres2B
Kris BryantCubs3B
Eduardo EscobarD-backs3B
Manny MachadoPadres3B
Justin TurnerDodgers3B
Brandon CrawfordGiantsSS
Trea TurnerNationalsSS
x-Mookie BettsDodgersOF
Bryan ReynoldsPiratesOF
x-Kyle SchwarberNationalsOF
Juan SotoNationalsOF
Chris TaylorDodgersOF

x-Will not participate in the All-Star Game.

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