MLB All-Star Game Rosters 2022: Voting Results for Starters; Predicting Reserves

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MLB All-Star Game Rosters 2022: Voting Results for Starters; Predicting Reserves

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American League

C: Jose Trevino (New York Yankees), Jonah Heim (Texas)

1B: Anthony Rizzo (New York Yankees), Ryan Mountcastle (Baltimore)

2B: Luis Arraez (Minnesota), Santiago Espinal (Toronto)

SS: Javier Baez (Detroit), Bo Bichette (Toronto)

3B: Jose Ramirez (Cleveland), Yandy Diaz (Tampa Bay)

OF: Andrew Benintendi (Kansas City), Julio Rodriguez (Seattle), Cedric Mullins (Baltimore),

DH: Miguel Cabrera (Detroit), Ty France (Seattle), Yordan Alvarez (Houston)

National League

C: Will Smith (Los Angeles Dodgers), Travis d’Arnaud (Atlanta)

1B: Christian Walker (Arizona), Freddie Freeman (Los Angeles Dodgers), Pete Alonso (New York Mets)

2B: Jake Cronenworth (San Diego), Brendan Rodgers (Colorado), Ozzie Albies (Atlanta)

SS: Francisco Lindor (New York Mets), Dansby Swanson (Atlanta)

3B: Austin Riley (Atlanta), Nolan Arenado (St. Louis)

OF: Bryan Reynolds (Pittsburgh), Christian Yelich (Milwaukee), Starling Marte (New York Mets)

DH: Albert Pujols (St. Louis), Kyle Schwarber (Philadelphia)

Some of the reserve predictions are easy to make.

Kyle Schwarber has been on a roll at the plate for the Philadelphia Phillies and he could join a loaded NL second unit that could include Nolan Arenado, Austin Riley, Pete Alonso and Freddie Freeman.

Freeman and Will Smith should get nods to play in front of their home crowd in Los Angeles.

Freeman plays at what could be the most difficult position to figure out from an All-Star perspective.

Goldschmidt, Alonso, Freeman, Christian Walker and C.J. Cron are all deserving of an All-Star nod, but one of them will likely be snubbed. Cron seems like the odd man out because Colorado can put Brendan Rodgers forward as its representative. Walker is clearly Arizona’s best hitting option to make the team.

The AL reserve roster should have a heavy AL East feel to it. Jose Trevino and Anthony Rizzo should join Judge and Stanton and Yankees hitters on the roster, while Santiago Espinal and Bo Bichette could be added to Kirk and Guerrero from Toronto.

The Baltimore Orioles deserve more than one All-Star. They should get Cedric Mullins into the squad and Ryan Mountcastle deserves a spot as one of the up-and-coming stars of the game.

Tampa Bay’s doubles machine, Yandy Diaz, should be added behind Devers and Ramirez at third base. Diaz could be used at a few infield positions depending on how the game plays out.

Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera are the two confirmed reserves. They were added by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday.

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