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Full list of 2021 MLB All-Star Game starters for AL and NL

The starters for the American League and National League were announced for the 2021 All-Star Game, which will take place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays draws a walk during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Sahlen Field on June 30, 2021 in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is fast approaching as we reach the mid-way point of the season. The Mid-Summer Classic is set to take place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on July 13. As always, the fans have been voting over the past month or so to see who will end up on the American League and National League rosters. That voting has culminated in Major League Baseball announcing the starters on ESPN starting at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

Among the finalists from the AL are Los Angeles Angels DH Shohei Ohtani and Toronto Blue Jays 1B Vladimir Guerroro Jr., who are currently the two favorites to win MVP out of the American League. Also in consideration is Angels OF Mike Trout and Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton, both of whom have dealt with injuries early on in the season. There’s a chance we see one or both of them voted in as a starter only to be ruled out for the game.

In the National League, the Cincinnati Reds have a few players who are shaking things up quite a bit. Cases can be made for both Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker to start in the outfield, which also features Ronald Acuna Jr., Mookie Betts and Juan Soto. We could see both Reds OFers end up starting over Betts and Soto. San Diego Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant feel like the two most likely starters in the NL.

Below is a list of both the AL and NL All-Star Game starters. Note, the pitchers and rest of the reserves will be announced on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

American League starters

C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Marcus Semien, Blue Jays
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
SS: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
OF: Mike Trout, Angels (inj.)
OF: Teoscar Hernandez, Blue Jays
DH/SP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Starting pitchers

Shane Bieber (CLE)*
Gerrit Cole (NYY)
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
Kyle Gibson (TEX)
Yusei Kikuchi (SEA)
Lance Lynn (CWS)
Carlos Rodón (CWS)


Matt Barnes (BOS)
Aroldis Chapman (NYY)
Liam Hendriks (CWS)
Ryan Pressly (HOU)
Gregory Soto (DET)

Reserve infield

Mike Zunino (TB)
Jose Altuve (HOU)
Bo Bichette (TOR)
Carlos Correa (HOU)
Matt Olson (OAK)
José Ramírez (CLE)
Jared Walsh (LAA)

Designated hitters

J.D. Martinez (BOS)
Nelson Cruz (MIN)

Reserve outfield

Michael Brantley (HOU)
Joey Gallo (TEX)
Adolis García (TEX)
Cedric Mullins (BAL)

National League starters

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B: Adam Frazier, Pirates
3B: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
OF: Nick Castellanos, Red
OF: Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves
OF: Jesse Winker, Reds

Starting pitchers

Corbin Burnes (MIL)
Yu Darvish (SD)
Jacob deGrom (NYM)
Kevin Gausman (SF)
Germán Márquez (COL)
Trevor Rogers (MIA)
Zack Wheeler (PHI)
Brandon Woodruff (MIL)


Josh Hader (MIL)
Craig Kimbrel (CHC)
Mark Melancon (SD)
Alex Reyes (STL)

Reserve infield

J.T. Realmuto (PHI)
Ozzie Albies (ATL)
Kris Bryant (CHC)
Brandon Crawford (SF)
Jake Cronenworth (SD)
Eduardo Escobar (ARI)
Max Muncy (LAD)
Trea Turner (WSH)

Reserve outfield

Mookie Betts (LAD)
Bryan Reynolds (PIT)
Kyle Schwarber (WSH)*
Juan Soto (WSH)
Chris Taylor (LAD)