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Complete list of National League starters in 2022 MLB All-Star game featuring Manny Machado, Ronald Acuna Jr. & more

Players like Mookie Betts, Manny Machado, and Ronald Acuna Jr. headlinge the National League's All-Star roster this season
Players like Mookie Betts, Manny Machado, and Ronald Acuna Jr. headlinge the National League's All-Star roster this season
Peter J. Wilson

With Manny Machado at third base and Ronald Acuna Jr. in the outfield, the National League's All-Star roster is complete. They will be ready to compete at Dodger Stadium on July 19. Fan voting wrapped up this afternoon, and the league released the winners of the final phase.

All-Star position starters:American LeagueC Kirk1B Guerrero Jr.2B AltuveSS T. Anderson3B DeversLF StantonCF TroutRF JudgeDH OhtaniNational LeagueC Willson Contreras1B Goldschmidt2B Chisholm Jr.SS T. Turner3B MachadoLF PedersonCF Acuña Jr.RF BettsDH Harper

There were some surprises in each league. In the American League, Shohei Ohtani came from behind to snatch the designated hitter's position away from Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez. Meanwhile, in the National League, Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner beat out Braves star Dansby Swanson by just a hair.

Names like Manny Machado, Ronald Acuna Jr. headline the National League's starting roster for the 2022 All-Star Game

In just 11 days, the stars from both leagues will clash at Dodger Stadium. Here is the National League's full starting roster for the event.

Catcher - Willson Contreras

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is batting .274 this season
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is batting .274 this season

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be the National League's starting backstop. He's very worthy of the spot. Contreras is batting .274 with 13 home runs and three stolen bases this season. His on-base plus slugging percentage is an impressive .890.

First base - Paul Goldschmidt

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is batting .342 this year
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is batting .342 this year

It would've been a crime if Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt didn't earn a starting position on the NL's All-Star roster. He's batting a whopping .342 this season with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs. His OPS is out of this world at 1.045.

Second base - Jazz Chisholm Jr.

Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. has stolen 12 bases in 2022
Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. has stolen 12 bases in 2022

Marlins breakout star Jazz Chisholm Jr. will man second base for the National League. Chisholm is an electrifying, five-tool talent who dazzles both with his play and personality. He's batting .256 with 12 stolen bases and 14 home runs this season.

Shortstop - Trea Turner

Los Angeles Dodgers shorstop Trea Turner is batting .305
Los Angeles Dodgers shorstop Trea Turner is batting .305

Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner deserves to be a starter for the National League. The consistent contact hitter is batting .305 this season with 11 home runs and 16 stolen bases. He's recorded 100 hits and has accumulated a 2.8 WAR.

Third base - Manny Machado

Padres 3B Manny Machado is well-deserving of his spot with a .315 average
Padres 3B Manny Machado is well-deserving of his spot with a .315 average

Manny Machado's .315 average and .902 on-base plus slugging percentage propelled him past Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado for the starter's position. Manny Machado has also hit 11 home runs and stolen seven bases this season.

Outfield - Joc Pederson, Mookie Betts, Ronald Acuna Jr.

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. received some of the most votes
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. received some of the most votes

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. will play alongside Joc Pederson and Mookie Betts for the National League. Since returning from an extremely long injury, Ronald Acuna Jr. has batted .272 and hit seven home runs.

Betts is batting .277 with a whopping 20 home runs and 45 RBIs this season. Joc Pederson is hitting .264 with 17 home runs.

Designated hitter - Bryce Harper

Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hit .318 before fracturing a finger in June
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hit .318 before fracturing a finger in June

Despite being injured until at least August, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper is the National League's starting designated hitter. He won't actually play, so the role is more honorary than anything.

Your first ever fan-elected designated hitter in the NL.All-Star Bryce Harper. https://t.co/6OCxjg81JJ

Before fracturing a finger in June, Harper was hitting .318 with 15 home runs and a .985 OPS this season.

The All-Star Game will take place on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.


Edited by Windy Goodloe

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