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Here's look at each team's All-Star contingent

July 8, 2018

The rosters have been unveiled, and the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 17 at Nationals Park, live on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET, is shaping up to be a good one.There will be no shortage of star power, from perennial All-Stars making the team once again to

The rosters have been unveiled, and the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 17 at Nationals Park, live on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET, is shaping up to be a good one.
There will be no shortage of star power, from perennial All-Stars making the team once again to first-timers young and old getting their initial All-Star experience.
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With the best players in baseball headed to the nation's capital, here's a breakdown of this year's All-Star representatives from all 30 teams (* -- denotes starters).
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2B Jed Lowrie
RHP Blake Treinen
Lowrie is arguably as good as he's ever been at age 34, and he was justly rewarded with his first All-Star nod Tuesday while leading all AL second basemen with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs. Treinen, who has 22 saves and an 0.81 ERA, is a first-time All-Star. He's the first A's reliever to make the AL All-Star team since Sean Doolittle in 2014, who was one of seven A's All-Stars that year. More >
OF Michael Trout *
Trout is an All-Star for the seventh season in a row (the most All-Star nods in Angels history) and the sixth in a row as an AL starter. He's the only 2018 All-Star who's been an All-Star Game MVP, having won the award in both 2014 and '15 -- making him the only back-to-back All-Star Game MVP in the history of the Midsummer Classic. More >
2B Jose Altuve *
3B Alex Bregman
RHP Gerrit Cole
RHP Charlie Morton
OF George Springer
RHP Justin Verlander
Altuve was this year's leading All-Star vote-getter, making him the first Astros player ever to lead the Majors in All-Star balloting. This will be the reigning AL MVP's sixth All-Star Game and fourth straight starting for the AL at second base; Hall of Famer Craig Biggio is the only other Astro with four All-Star starts. More >

Blue Jays
LHP J.A. Happ
In his 12th big league season, having pitched in 271 games and thrown nearly 1,500 career innings through Sunday, Happ is a first-time All-Star. At 35 years and 262 days old, Happ was the oldest pitcher named to either All-Star team on Sunday. More >
RHP Trevor Bauer
OF Michael Brantley
C Yan Gomes
RHP Corey Kluber
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Jose Ramirez *
Ramirez will start at third base for the AL for a second consecutive season. In last year's All-Star Game, he went 2-for-2 with base hits off Max Scherzer and Carlos Martinez, as well as a stolen base, becoming the first player with multiple hits and a stolen base in an All-Star Game since David Wright in 2010. More >

DH Nelson Cruz
RHP Edwin Diaz
OF Mitch Haniger
SS Jean Segura
Segura joins a trio of his teammates on the All-Star team after winning the AL Final Vote. That trio includes the veteran slugger Cruz, who is this year's oldest All-Star at age 38. Diaz and Haniger are first-time All-Stars, Segura a two-time All-Star and Cruz a six-time All-Star (three of which have been as a Mariner). Somewhat surprisingly, though, Cruz is still looking for his first All-Star Game hit. More >
SS Manny Machado *
Machado will now have started All-Star Games at two positions for the AL, winning the shortstop spot over Carlos Correa in the closest positional race this year after starting at third base in 2016. Machado's best All-Star performance came in 2014, when he provided a key insurance run in the AL's win with a seventh-inning RBI double off Francisco Rodriguez. More >

OF Shin-Soo Choo
Choo is a first-time All-Star at age 35, 14 seasons and 1,408 games into his Major League career as of selection Sunday. He's just the third player from South Korea to become an All-Star, joining the Dodgers' Chan Ho Park (2001) and the D-backs' Byung-Hyun Kim (2002). More >
C Wilson Ramos *
LHP Blake Snell
Ramos has now earned All-Star nods in both leagues after making the NL All-Star team in 2016 with the Nationals. This was slated to be his first All-Star Game start, but he will miss the contest with left hamstring tightness. He was the first Rays catcher to be voted in as an All-Star Game starter, and was just the sixth Rays player at any position, joining Jose Canseco (1999), Evan Longoria (2009-10), Carl Crawford (2010) and Corey Dickerson (2017). More >
Red Sox
OF Mookie Betts *
RHP Craig Kimbrel
DH J.D. Martinez *
1B Mitch Moreland
LHP Chris Sale
The Red Sox are the only AL team with multiple All-Star starters this year, and their five All-Stars are tied for the most from any team. Betts is a starter for a third straight season, and Kimbrel and Sale are both seven-time All-Stars -- tied with Mike Trout and Justin Verlander for the most of any 2018 All-Star. Sale has been the AL starting pitcher for the last two All-Star Games, and he has a 2.57 ERA and seven strikeouts in his seven career All-Star innings. More >

C Salvador Perez
The Royals' rock behind the plate has been an All-Star six years running, and he will start for the AL in place of the injured Ramos. The only other Royal to be an All-Star that many times is Hall of Famer George Brett (a 13-time All-Star). Perez is one of five players to make the last six All-Star Games, along with Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Sale, Max Scherzer and Mike Trout. More >
RHP Joe Jimenez
The 23-year-old Jimenez earns his first career All-Star nod, becoming the first Tigers reliever to make the AL All-Star team since Jose Valverde in 2011. He's also one of five Puerto Rican-born All-Stars this season. More >
RHP Jose Berrios
Berrios is a first-time All-Star. The 24-year-old Puerto Rico native gives the Twins a starting pitcher on the AL roster for a second straight year, after Ervin Santana made the 2017 team. Before them, no Twins starter had made the All-Star Game since Johan Santana in 2007. More >
White Sox
1B Jose Abreu *
Abreu, one of two Cuban All-Stars this year along with Albertin Chapman, is an All-Star for the first time since his rookie season in 2014. This is his first time starting the game, as he became the first White Sox player to be voted a starter since The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas, in 1996. More >
LHP Aroldis Chapman
OF Aaron Judge *
RHP Luis Severino
2B Gleyber Torres
Judge is starting the All-Star Game for a second straight year, making him just the third player since fan balloting returned in 1970 to be voted a starter in his first two full seasons -- so did Ichiro Suzuki in 2001-02 and Sandy Alomar Jr. in 1990-91. The rookie Torres is the AL's youngest All-Star at 21 years, 207 days old on Sunday. Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Willie Randolph are the only other Yankees to be named All-Stars at age 21 or younger. More >

2B Ozzie Albies
RHP Mike Foltynewicz
1B Freddie Freeman *
OF Nick Markakis *
The Braves' four All-Stars are the most of any NL team. Markakis is a first-time All-Star, and it's a long time coming -- no player in MLB history has ever played more career games than Markakis (1,928 through Sunday) before his first All-Star selection. Atlanta also has this year's youngest All-Star in Albies, who's 21 years, 182 days old on Sunday. And Freeman is the first Brave to lead the NL in fan voting since Dale Murphy in 1985. More >

1B Jesus Aguilar
LHP Josh Hader
OF Lorenzo Cain
OF Christian Yelich
RHP Jeremy Jeffress
The Brewers' marquee offseason acquisitions, Cain and Yelich, are now both All-Stars. Yelich is a first-time All-Star, while Cain was previously an AL All-Star with the Royals in 2015 -- and he had a big game, going 2-for-3 with a two-out RBI double off Clayton Kershaw. They're joined by first-time All-Stars Hader and Aguilar. And Jeffress was added on Thursday night to replace the Nationals' Sean Doolittle on the NL roster. Aguilar made the team by winning the NL Final Vote, the third Brewers player to do so along with Geoff Jenkins in 2003 and Corey Hart in '08. And he'll be in the Home Run Derby, too. More >
RHP Miles Mikolas
C Yadier Molina
Entering the season, Mikolas hadn't even pitched in the Majors since 2014. Now, after three years in Japan, the 29-year-old is a first-time MLB All-Star in his debut season with the Cards. Molina, meanwhile, is posting the second-highest slugging percentage of his 15-year career while still providing rock-solid defense behind home plate. More >
2B Javier Baez *
C Willson Contreras *
LHP Jonathan Lester
The Cubs are one of three teams, along with the Red Sox and Braves, with multiple All-Star starters. Both Baez and Contreras are first-time All-Stars. Baez will be the NL's eighth different starting second baseman in the last eight years. More >

LHP Patrick Corbin
1B Paul Goldschmidt
RHP Zack Greinke
Goldschmidt has been an All-Star six years running; Mike Trout, Chris Sale, Max Scherzer and Salvador Perez are the only others who've made the last six All-Star Games. Goldy's best All-Star Game was probably his first, when he doubled off Joe Nathan in the ninth inning. Greinke was named to the NL squad as a replacement for the Cubs' Jon Lester, who pitches Sunday. More >
RHP Kenley Jansen
OF Matt Kemp *
RHP Thomas Stripling
Jansen is an All-Star for a third straight season, but his fellow pitcher Stripling makes the team for the first time (replacing the Cardinals' Miles Mikolas). The resurgent Kemp returns to the All-Star Game for the first time since 2012, and as a starter for the first time since his sensational 2011 season in Los Angeles. In that year's All-Star Game, Kemp went 1-for-2 with a single off C.J. Wilson, a walk and a run scored. More >

SS Brandon Crawford *
C Buster Posey
Crawford will be the fifth different NL starting shortstop in the last five years. Posey is as experienced as any NL All-Star -- this will be his sixth Midsummer Classic, the same as Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Joey Votto. But the veteran backstop actually has yet to get a hit in an All-Star Game. More >
C J.T. Realmuto
Realmuto is a first-time All-Star for Miami, and he's the first Marlins catcher to make the NL team in a long time -- the last was Paul LoDuca back in 2005. More >
RHP Jacob deGrom
DeGrom, 30, was named to his second All-Star team. He was also an All-Star in 2015 and became the first pitcher in All-Star Game history to strike out three batters (Stephen Vogt, Jason Kipnis, Jose Iglesias) in an inning with 10 pitches or fewer in Cincinnati. More >
LHP Sean Doolittle
OF Bryce Harper *
RHP Max Scherzer
Harper, the hometown superstar, will start the All-Star Game in D.C. The 25-year-old is already a six-time All-Star and five-time starter -- the first player in franchise history to be voted a starter five times. Scherzer is an All-Star for a sixth straight season (the last four as a National) and has been the starting pitcher for two All-Star Games -- last year and in 2013. More >

RHP Aaron Nola
Nola was voted an All-Star by his fellow players, earning his first career All-Star nod as the Phillies' sole representative. He's the first Phillies starting pitcher to make the NL All-Star team since Cliff Lee in 2013. More >
LHP Felipe Vazquez
The 27-year-old, one of seven Venezuela-born All-Stars this year, heads to the Midsummer Classic for the first time. It's the sixth time in the last eight seasons that the Pirates' closer has made the NL All-Star team. More >
LHP Brad Hand
Hand was voted in by the players as San Diego's sole All-Star. It will be his second straight All-Star Game. The last Padres reliever to make consecutive All-Star Games was Heath Bell from 2009-11. More >
2B Scooter Gennett
3B Eugenio Suarez
1B Joey Votto
Gennett and Suarez are both first-time All-Stars. Votto, on the other hand, will be in his sixth All-Star Game, as many as any other 2018 NL All-Star -- but he's as yet hitless in his career in the Midsummer Classic. More >

3B Nolan Arenado *
OF Charlie Blackmon
SS Trevor Story
Arenado is an All-Star for the fourth straight year and a starter for the second straight year -- the first NL third baseman to start back-to-back All Star Games since David Wright in 2009-10. The only other Rockies to ever be voted All-Star starters by the fans multiple times are Todd Helton, Larry Walker and Troy Tulowitzki. More >

David Adler is a reporter for based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.