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2021 MLB All-Star Game: Rosters, odds, more

Coors Field MLB All-Star Game
General view outside of Coors Field as fans await to enter before the start of the 2021 MLB All Star Futures Game.
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Major League Baseball’s Mid-Summer Classic has been at the center of some controversy sparked by men in suits from ivory towers far away from the field, but the 2021 All-Star Game provides a return of one of baseball’s greatest traditions after missing out on such festivities last year due to COVID.

The move from Atlanta to Coors Field, home of the Rockies, will provide the perfect atmosphere for big-time offense and home runs galore as the thin air and warm weather is the perfect condition for baseballs to travel.

Now pit some of the game’s best pitchers against the top hitters and just enjoy the show — even if the results are inconsequential. That’s how it should have been all along though; nothing more than a celebration of some of the game’s very best.

Here are the American and National League rosters. Players marked with an asterisk (*) have either elected not to play or cannot take part due to injury while those with a plus sign (+) have been selected as replacements:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Elected starters
C: Salvador Perez (KC)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)
2B: Marcus Semien (TOR)
3B: Rafael Devers (BOS)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (BOS)
OF: Mike Trout (LAA)*
OF: Aaron Judge (NYY)
OF: Teoscar Hernández (TOR)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)

Pitcher/Designated hitter
Shohei Ohtani

Reserves
C: Mike Zunino (TB)
2B: Jose Altuve (HOU)*
2B: Whit Merrifield (KC)+
SS: Bo Bichette (TOR)
SS: Carlos Correa (HOU)*
SS: Tim Anderson (CWS) + 
SS: Joey Wendle (TB)+
1B: Matt Olson (OAK)
3B: José Ramírez (CLE)
1B: Jared Walsh (LAA)
OF: Michael Brantley (HOU)*
OF: Joey Gallo (TEX)
OF: Adolis García (TEX)
OF: Cedric Mullins (BAL)
DH: J.D. Martinez (BOS)
DH: Nelson Cruz (MIN)

Starting Pitchers
RHP: Shane Bieber (CLE)*
RHP: Gerrit Cole (NYY)
RHP: Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
RHP: Kyle Gibson (TEX)
LHP: Yusei Kikuchi (SEA)
RHP: Lance Lynn (CWS)
LHP: Carlos Rodón (CWS)
RHP: Chris Bassitt (OAK)+

Relievers
RHP: Matt Barnes (BOS)
LHP: Aroldis Chapman (NYY)
RHP: Liam Hendriks (CWS)
RHP: Ryan Pressly (HOU)*
LHP: Gregory Soto (DET)

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Elected starters
C: Buster Posey (SF)*
1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL)
2B: Adam Frazier (PIT)
3B: Nolan Arenado (STL)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (ATL)*
OF: Nick Castellanos (CIN)
OF: Jesse Winker (CIN)

Reserves
C: J.T. Realmuto (PHI)
C: Yadier Molina (STL)+*
C: Omar Narváez (MIL)*
2B: Ozzie Albies (ATL)
3B: Kris Bryant (CHC)
SS: Brandon Crawford (SF)
2B: Jake Cronenworth (SD)
3B: Eduardo Escobar (ARI)
3B: Justin Turner (LAD)+
3B: Manny Machado (SD)+
1B: Max Muncy (LAD)
SS: Trea Turner (WSH)
OF: Mookie Betts (LAD)*
OF: Bryan Reynolds (PIT)
OF: Kyle Schwarber (WSH)*
OF: Juan Soto (WSH)
OF: Chris Taylor (LAD)

Starting pitchers
RHP: Corbin Burnes (MIL)
RHP: Yu Darvish (SD)*
RHP: Jacob deGrom (NYM)*
RHP: Kevin Gausman (SF)*
RHP: Germán Márquez (COL)
LHP: Trevor Rogers (MIA)
RHP: Zack Wheeler (PHI)
RHP: Brandon Woodruff (MIL)*
RHP: Walker Buehler (LAD)+
RHP: Max Scherzer (WSH)+
RHP: Freddy Peralta (MIL)+
RHP: Taijuan Walker (NYM)+

Relievers
LHP: Josh Hader (MIL)
RHP: Craig Kimbrel (CHC)
RHP: Mark Melancon (SD)
RHP: Alex Reyes (STL)

 

This is how the oddsmakers are setting the lines, courtesy of Draftkings.

 

All-Star Game Line

  • American League: -1.5
  • National League: +1.5

 

Total Runs

  • Over 11: -104
  • Under 11: -118

 

Moneyline

  • American League: +100
  • National League: -115

 

AL to score first and win

  • Yes: +163
  • No: -205

 

NL to score first and win

  • Yes: +240
  • No: -315

 

First team to score

  • American League: -167
  • National League: +140

 

 

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