The 2016 BBBA’s ALL Star MLB Starting Lineups + Reserves – As Voted By Its Members

The home site of the 2015 MLB ALL - Star Game, The Great American Ball Park..Baseball owners, and the MLB alike, should really think about having tickets made available for purchase prior to the Christmas season every year. Both of the NBA and NHL have free rein on this concept, with their season's barely being midway yet in each calendar year at the end of December. The supply and demand for NFL tickets only reaches 8 games, and is never in question whether most stadiums will have good turnouts. You would think that kids especially, with love to receive game tickets as gifts on Christmas morning Instead, all that is available are gift certificates at this point in the year.

By Chuck Booth (BBBA President)

Thanks to all who voted for this.  We had a decent turnout.  In a few cases, players were tied, and in that instance, I picked a player so that all 30 clubs were represented, or initiated a tweak to the AL and NL Lineups based on real player injuries.

The Starting Pitchers would have been Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw, of the each of their Leagues based on vote, however we are not doing it that way.

The Starters selected will be Danny Salazar of the Indians and Johnny Cueto of the Giants.  These guys are fully deserving for how they have pitched all year – and in particular the last year.

Kershaw is injured, and will be replaced by the Braves Julio Teheran to give the Braves a player on the NL squad.

Madison Bumgarner also starts tonight, and will be replaced by Bartolo Colon in real life, but for our purposes in voting, Max Scherzer will take his roster spot.

Eduardo Nunez is the lone Twins player. and we will use 4 Shortstops, and just 2 Catchers. although Victor Martinez is on the roster as a DH, and could see duty behind the dish in case we need him.

Rich Hill was the lone A’s player.  Voted in for a tie, but put to the front of the line for that case.

Wil Myers is the lone representative for the hometown San Diego Padres.

Evan Longoria is the lone rep for the Rays.

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American League Starting Lineup

P  – Danny Salazar, CLE

C  –  Salvador Perez, KC

1B – Miguel Cabrera, DET

2B – Jose Altuve, HOU

3B –  Manny Machado, BAL

SS – Xander Bogaerts, BOS

OF  – Mike Trout, LAA

OF –  Mookie Betts, BOS

OF – Jackie Bradley JR., BOS

DH – David Ortiz, BOS

National League Starting Lineup

P  – Johnny Cueto, SF

C  –  Wilson Ramos, WSH

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, ARI

2B –  Daniel Murphy, WSH

3B –  Kris Bryant, CHC

SS –  Corey Seager, LAD

OF  – Bryce Harper, WSH

OF – Yoenis Cespedes, NYM

OF – Carlos Gonzalez, COL

DH – Adam Duvall, CIN

National League Reserves – Depth Chart

P  – Jon Lester, CHC, Max Scherzer, Jake Arrieta, Julio Teheran, Noah Syndergaard, Jeanmar Gomez, Mark Melancon, Kenley Janzen, Jeurys Familia, NYM, Hector Rondon, CHC, A.J. Ramos, MIA

C  –  Buster Posey, SF, Jonathan Lucroy, MIL

1B –  Anthony Rizzo, CHC, Wil Myers, SD

2B –  Ben Zobrist, CHC, Matt Carpenter,  STL(will be replaced by Aledmys Diaz,STL)

3B –  Nolan Arenado, COL, Jake Lamb, ARI

SS – Brandon Crawford, SF, Trevor Story, COL

OF  – Starling Marte, PIT

OF –  Jay Bruce, CIN,

OF – Ryan Braun, MIL,

OF – Marcell Ozuna, MIA

Dexter Fowler was voted in and replaced by Marcell Ozuna.

DH – Reserve will be Stephen Piscotty replacing teammate Brandon Moss, who was elected.

American League Reserves – Depth Chart

P  – Cole Hamels, TEX, Corey Kluber, CLE, Aaron Sanchez, TOR, Rich Hill, OAK, Michael Fulmer, Zack Britton, BAL, Brad Brach, BAL Andrew Miller, NYY, Aroldis Chapman, NYY, Wade Davis (to be replaced by Kelvin Herrera), Craig Kimbrel (to be replaced by Will Harris, HOU)

C  –  Matt Wieters, BAL

1B –  Edwin Encarnacion, TOR, Eric Hosmer, KC

2B –  Robinson Cano, SEA, Ian Kinsler, DET

3B –  Josh Donaldson, DET @ TOR, Evan Longoria, TB

SS – Francisco Lindor, CLE, Carlos Correa, HOU

OF  – George Springer, HOU

OF –  Ian Desmond, TEX

OF – Mark Trumbo, BAL

OF – Nelson Cruz. SEA

DH – Victor Martinez, DET (Will serve as the 3rd Catcher if need be. LOL)

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