Last season, the Texas Rangers put six players on the American League All-Star roster. This time around, it surely won't be that many, but I'm still curious how many spots the American League champs will occupy for the July 12 meeting in Phoenix.
My guess is three: Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, C.J. Wilson. Hamilton, however, didn't make my roster, but the fans will vote him in as a starter.
We'll see when the rosters are revealed later today. I'll be back on for roster observations.
For now, here's my predicted rosters for the game.
American League starters:
Catcher: Victor Martinez, Detroit.
First base: Adrian Gonzalez, Boston.
Second base: Robinson Cano, New York.
Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland.
Third base: Alex Rodriguez, New York.
Outfield (RF): Jose Bautista, Toronto.
Outfield (CF): Curtis Granderson, New York.
Outfield (LF): Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston.
DH: David Ortiz, Boston.
Starting pitcher: Justin Verlander, Detroit.
American League reserves:
Catcher: Alex Avila, Detroit.
First base: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit; Paul Konerko, Chicago.
Second base: Dustin Pedroia, Boston; Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay.
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta, Detroit.
Third base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Kevin Youkilis, Boston.
Outfield: Alex Gordon, Kansas City; Adam Lind, Toronto; Adam Jones, Baltimore.
DH: Michael Young, Texas.
American League pitchers:
SP: Jered Weaver, Anaheim.
SP: James Sheilds, Tampa Bay.
SP: Josh Beckett, Boston.
SP: C.J. Wilson, Texas.
SP: Dan Haren, Anaheim.
SP: C.C. Sabathia, New York.
SP: David Price, Tampa Bay.
SP: Gio Gonzalez, Oakland.
SP: Scott Baker, Minnesota.
RP (closer): Mariano Rivera, New York.
RP: Brandon League, Seattle.
RP: Jose Valverde, Detroit.
National League starters:
Catcher: Brian McCann, Atlanta.
First base: Prince Fielder, Milwaukee.
Second base: Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee.
Shortstop: Jose Reyes, New York.
Third base: Aramis Ramirez, Chicago.
Outfield (CF): Matt Kemp, Los Angeles.
Outfield (LF): Ryan Braun, Milwaukee.
Outfield (RF): Lance Berkman, St. Louis.
DH: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado.
Starting pitcher: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia.
National League reserves:
Catcher: Miguel Montero, Arizona.
First base: Joey Votto, Cincinnati; Ryan Howard, Philadelphia.
Second base: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; Danny Espinosa, Washington.
Shortstop: Starlin Castro, Chicago.
Third base: Chipper Jones, Atlanta.
Outfield: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Justin Upton, Arizona; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh; Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; Hunter Pence, Houston.
National League pitchers:
SP: Cole Hamels, Philadelphia.
SP: Cliff Lee, Philadelphia.
SP: Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta.
SP: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles.
SP: Tommy Hanson, Atlanta.
SP: Ian Kennedy, Arizona.
SP: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco.
RP (closer): Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta.
RP: Brian Wilson, San Francisco.
RP: Heath Bell, San Diego.
RP: Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh.
RP: Leo Nunez, Florida.