Kurt Suzuki selected to first All-Star team

Kurt Suzuki selected to first All-Star team

Maui's Kurt Suzuki has been selected to his first MLB All-Star team as a reserve catcher for the American League.

The Minnesota Twins catcher leads all A.L. Catchers in batting average at .306 and has two home runs and 34 RBI.

The Baldwin high school graduate is just the second every day player to make be named an All-Star, joining fellow Maui native and St. Anthony school alum Shane Victorino (2009 and 2011).

Kaiser high school graduate and former New York Mets pitcher Sid Fernandez was also tabbed an All-Star in 1986 and 1987.

The midsummer classic is set for Tuesday, July 15th at 2pm Hawaii Time.

American League


C: Matt Wieters, Orioles

1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

2B: Robinson Cano, Mariners

SS: Derek Jeter, Yankees

3B: Josh Donaldson, A's

OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays

OF: Mike Trout, Angels

OF: Adam Jones, Orioles

DH: Nelson Cruz, Orioles


RHP: Dellin Betances ^, Yankees

LHP: Mark Buehrle ^, Blue Jays

RHP: Yu Darvish ^, Rangers

LHP: Sean Doolittle ^, A's

RHP: Felix Hernandez ^, Mariners

RHP: Greg Holland ^, Royals

LHP: Scott Kazmir ^, A's

LHP: Jon Lester *, Red Sox

LHP: Glen Perkins *, Twins

LHP: David Price *, Rays

RHP: Max Scherzer *, Tigers

RHP: Masahiro Tanaka ^, Yankees


C: Derek Norris *, A's

C: Matt Wieters, Orioles

C: Kurt Suzuki *, Twins

1B: Jose Abreu ^, White Sox

1B: Brandon Moss *, A's

2B: Jose Altuve ^, Astros

3B: Adrian Beltre ^, Rangers

SS: Alexei Ramirez ^, White Sox

OF: Michael Brantley ^, Indians

OF: Yoenis Cespedes ^, A's

OF: Alex Gordon ^, Royals

DH: Edwin Encarnacion *, Blue Jays

DH: Victor Martinez ^, Tigers

Final Vote candidates

LHP: Dallas Keuchel, Astros

RHP: Corey Kluber, Indians

RHP: Rick Porcello, Tigers

RHP: Garrett Richards, Angels

LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox

National League National League


C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals

1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs

2B: Chase Utley, Phillies

SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

3B: Aramis Ramirez, Brewers

OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers

OF: Yasiel Puig, Dodgers


LHP: Madison Bumgarner ^, Giants

LHP: Aroldis Chapman ^, Reds

RHP: Johnny Cueto ^, Reds

RHP: Zack Greinke *, Dodgers

LHP: Clayton Kershaw ^, Dodgers

RHP: Craig Kimbrel ^, Braves

RHP: Pat Neshek *, Cardinals

RHP: Francisco Rodriguez ^, Brewers

RHP: Tyson Ross *, Padres RHP: Jeff Samardzija ^$, Cubs/A's

RHP: Julio Teheran *, Braves

RHP: Adam Wainwright ^, Cardinals

LHP: Tony Watson *, Pirates

RHP: Jordan Zimmermann ^, Nationals


C: Jonathan Lucroy ^, Brewers

C: Devin Mesoraco *, Reds

1B: Freddie Freeman ^, Braves

2B: Dee Gordon ^, Dodgers

2B: Daniel Murphy *, Mets

SS: Starlin Castro ^, Cubs

3B: Matt Carpenter *, Cardinals

3B: Todd Frazier ^, Reds

OF: Charlie Blackmon ^, Rockies

OF: Josh Harrison *, Pirates

OF: Hunter Pence ^, Giants

OF: Giancarlo Stanton ^, Marlins

Final Vote candidates

1B: Justin Morneau, Rockies

2B: Anthony Rendon, Nationals

1B: Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

3B: Casey McGehee, Marlins

OF: Justin Upton, Braves


^ Player ballot-elected

* Choice of manager/MLB

$ Jeff Samardzija, who was dealt to the A's, was named to the NL team as a Cub. He will receive All-Star honors, but will be inactive for the All-Star Game.