NEW YORK —
Third base was a talent-laden position, and one player left off the AL roster was Oakland's Josh Donaldson. The Athletics' only selection was 40-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon.
Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and Texas' Adrian Beltre also were not chosen in the AL's crowded third base field.
In the NL, where the preseason favorites are trailing their divisions, no players from the three first-place teams were selected by fans as starters. But the Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates, with baseball's best record at 53-32, landed four players on the squad for the first time since 1981: closer Jason Grilli, left-hander Jeff Locke, third baseman Pedro Alvarez, and outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
"There are so many guys in this room who are so deserving," Grilli said. "To have as many as guys represented, there could be a lot more."
The AL starters: Davis, Cano, Hardy, Cabrera, Jones, Trout, Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, Twins catcher Joe and Red Sox DH David Ortiz.
The NL starters: Molina, Wright, Harper, Reds first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips, Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.