2013 All-Star Starters, Substers, and Snubsters

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Major League Baseball named its All-Star team. But tell me what public relations genius suggested unveiling the names of baseball’s premier mid-summer event on a Saturday evening of a long July 4th weekend?

The 2013 All-Star Starters


Catcher-Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins

First Base-Chris Davis – Baltimore Orioles

Second Base-Robinson Cano – New York Yankees

Third Base-Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers

Shortstop-J.J. Hardy – Baltimore Orioles

Outfield-Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

Outfield-Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles

Outfield-Jose Bautista – Toronto Blue Jays

Designated Hitter-David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox

AL Pitchers

RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
LHP Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
RHP Justin Verlander, Tigers
RHP Justin Masterson, Indians
LHP Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP Mariano Rivera, Yankees
RHP Bartolo Colon, Athletics
RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
RHP Jesse Crain, White Sox
RHP Joe Nathan, Rangers
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins

AL Substers

1B Prince Fielder, Tigers
OF Torii Hunter, Tigers
SS Jhonny Peralta, Tigers
2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
OF Nelson Cruz, Rangers
UTIL Ben Zobrist, Rays
C Jason Castro, Astros
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
2B Jason Kipnis, Indians
3B Manny Machado, Orioles
C Salvador Perez, Royals


Catcher-Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

First Baseman-Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds

Second Baseman-Brandon Phillips – Cincinnati Reds

Third Baseman-David Wright – New York Mets

Shortstop-Troy Tulowitzki – Colorado Rockies

Outfield-Carlos Beltran – St. Louis Cardinals

Outfield-Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies

Outfield-Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals

NL Pitchers

LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
LHP Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks
RHP Matt Harvey, Mets
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP Jose Fernandez, Marlins
LHP Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP Jeff Locke, Pirates
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants

NL Substers

OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
C Buster Posey, Giants
3B Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF Domonic Brown, Phillies
SS Everth Cabrera, Padres
2B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
1B Allen Craig, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
SS Jean Segura, Brewers
2B Marco Scutaro, Giants

The 2013 All-Snubs

Then again, who really cares?