first_imgThey may be reserves, but don’t call them bench players.With so much talent across MLB now, All-Star debates are more lively than ever: unfortunately, only so many players make it in.  This year, with a new voting system in place (and the dreadful Final Vote ousted), players who are finalists in the voting don’t automatically get selected to the All-Star game. Rather, the reserves and pitchers are selected from the Commissioner’s Office and the players.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSo without any further ado, your 2019 MLB All-Star reserves. Click here to see full starters.American League All-Star reservesPositionPlayerTeamOutfieldMookie BettsBoston Red SoxDesignated hitterJ.D. MartinezBoston Red SoxThird baseMatt ChapmanOakland AthleticsOutfieldAustin MeadowsTampa Bay RaysFirst basemanJoey GalloTexas RangersSecond basemanTommy LaStellaLos Angeles AngelsCatcherJames McCannChicago White SoxFirst basemanDaniel VogelbachSeattle MarinersOutfieldWhit MerrifieldKansas City RoyalsFirst baseJose AbreuChicago White SoxShortstopFrancisco LindorCleveland IndiansNational League All-Star reservesPositionPlayerTeamFirst basePete AlonsoNew York MetsInfield/outfieldJeff McNeilNew York MetsFirst baseJosh BellPittsburgh PiratesThird baseAnthony RendonWashington NationalsShortstopPaul DeJongSt. Louis CardinalsOutfieldCharlie BlackmonColorado RockiesOutfieldDavid DahlColorado RockiesShortstopTrevor StoryColorado RockiesThird baseKris BryantChicago CubsSecond baseMike MoustakasMilwaukee BrewersCatcherJ.T. RealmutoPhiladelphia PhilliesAmerican League All-Star pitchersPlayerTeamLucas GiolitoChicago White SoxMarcus StromanToronto Blue JaysJustin VerlanderHouston AstrosGerrit ColeHouston AstrosRyan PresslyHouston AstrosMike MinorTexas RangersJake OdorizziMinnesota TwinsJohn MeansBaltimore OriolesShane GreeneDetroit TigersAroldis ChapmanNew York YankeesBrad HandCleveland IndiansCharlie MortonTampa Bay RaysNational League All-Star pitchersPlayerTeamJacob deGromNew York MetsMike SorokaAtlanta BravesMax ScherzerWashington NationalsLuis CastilloCincinnati RedsWalker BuehlerLos Angeles DodgersWill SmithSan Francisco GiantsKirby YatesSan Diego PadresSandy AlcantaraMiami MarlinsClayton KershawLos Angeles DodgersZack GreinkeArizona DiamondbacksJosh HaderMilwaukee BrewersHow are reserves selected?The remaining roster spots are selected by the Commissioner’s Office and by player’s ballot.Of the 23 remaining roster spots in the American League, 16 are selected via player’s ballot, with the remaining roster spots selected by the Commissioner’s Office. In the National League, of 24 roster spots, 17 are selected by players with the remaining spots picked by the Comissioner’s Office. Who was left off?Even with the rosters for both teams, here are some surprises who just missed the cut.— Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hasn’t been an All-Star since 2016, which is somewhat surprising. Entering June 30, he amassed a 2.1 bWAR, on pace for his best season in two years. He’s a great defender, too. The first base field is so deep, though.— Fernando Tatis Jr. isn’t just in the Rookie of the Year discussion, but in the NL MVP discussion as well. Here are some stats for the rookie phenom entering June 30: 171 OPS+, 2.8 bWAR in 47 games. — Adam Ottavino is having another fantastic year out of the bullpen for the Yankees, but was probably a casualty of the roster total.— D-backs infielder Eduardo Escobar is another guy who didn’t get a look despite a 2.8 bWAR and a career-best season so far.— Speaking of the Cubs, pitcher Cole Hamels is fourth in the NL in bWAR (3.2) and sixth in ERA (2.98), but likely fell victim to a crowded group of pitchers.last_img

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