Adam Duvall was the Reds only 2016 all-star selection. Duvall is hitting .252/.290/.559 with 22 HR, 59 RBI, 117 wRC+, and 1.7 fWAR. Duvall is tied for second in the NL with 22 home runs. This is Duvall’s first all-star selection. Who would have ever thought this before the season? It wasn’t even a given that Duvall would make the team out of spring training.

The other Reds who were probably close to consideration were Zack Cozart, Jay Bruce, and Joey Votto. Cozart is 4th among NL SS in fWAR at 2.1. Bruce is 6th among NL OF in SLG at .540. Votto leads all Reds hitters in wRC+ at 126 following his recent surge. It is pretty difficult to get more than one player on the roster however when you are 31-54, and 22.0 games out of first place.

Bruce would be the Reds best hope to be an injury replacement. Dexter Fowler, who was selected as an all-star, is currently on the DL. Cozart and Votto are both behind very crowded positions.

Adam Duvall will try to break a recent streak of all-star struggles for the Reds. They haven’t had a hit since the 2010 game (Rolen), and are 0 for 19 since 2011.

Former Reds, Edwin Encarnacion and Johnny Cueto were also selected. Here are the full rosters:

AL Starters

C Salvador Perez, Royals
1B Eric Hosmer, Royals
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
3B Manny Machado, Orioles
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox
OF Mookie Betts, Red Sox
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox

AL Reserves

1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
OF Mark Trumbo, Orioles
DH Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
C Stephen Vogt, Athletics
SS Francisco Lindor, Indians
IF Eduardo Nunez, Twins
OF Carlos Beltran, Yankees
OF Ian Desmond, Rangers

AL Pitchers

LHP Cole Hamels, Rangers
RHP Danny Salazar, Indians
LHP Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP Steven Wright, Red Sox
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees
RHP Brad Brach, Orioles
RHP Zach Britton, Orioles
RHP Alex Colome, Rays
RHP Wade Davis, Royals (injured, will be replaced)
RHP Will Harris, Astros
RHP Kelvin Herrera, Royals
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox
LH Andrew Miller, Yankees

NL Starters

The Cubs are the first team since the 1985 San Diego Padres to have five all-star starters.

C Buster Posey, Giants
1B Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
2B Ben Zobrist, Cubs
SS Addison Russell, Cubs
3B Kris Bryant, Cubs
OF Bryce Harper, Nationals
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Mets
OF Dexter Fowler, Cubs

NL Reserves

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Wilson Ramos, Nationals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
1B Wil Myers, Padres
2B Daniel Murphy, Nationals
SS Corey Seager, Dodgers
3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies
IF Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
OF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF Odubel Herrera, Phillies
OF Marcell Ozuna, Marlins
OF Adam Duvall, Reds

NL Pitchers

LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Jake Arrieta, Cubs
RHP Noah Syndergaard, Mets
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP Johnny Cueto, Giants
LHP Jon Lester, Cubs
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Jeurys Familia, Mets
RHP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
RHP Mark Melancon, Pirates
RHP A.J. Ramos, Marlins
RHP Fernandez Rodney, Padres/Marlins

Nick is a lifelong Reds fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. He acquired his love of baseball from his late grandfather. Nick moved to the Cleveland area in 2014 with his wife, and his currently fighting to convert his beautiful baby daughter Emma to Reds fandom. Nick has been writing for Redleg Nation since 2013. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicholaspkirby.

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  1. Good for him. He deserves it.

  2. Chad, I’m assuming that you didn’t know the answer to your question before Joel’s response and you weren’t just tossing a soft one up there for Joel to drive out of the park.

    Adam Duvall just got mentioned in the same sentence as Frank Robinson…on a comparative basis! No pressure there big guy. Congrats to Duvall on a well-deserved selection to his first all-star game.

    • I didn’t know the answer, although I was researching it at the time. I have a piece coming tomorrow on this topic. Duvall is among some very impressive company in Reds history.

  3. Sorry for Cozart and Bruce, but I’m thrilled for Duvall!!!

    (Molina getting shut out is icing on the cake. Just gotta hope the three catchers stay healthy!)

  4. I’ll bet Trevor Story wins the NL final vote. The first week of the season was fun watching him do what he did.

  5. Happy for Duvall; wish one of the other guys would at least made the final vote. As stated above, maybe JB is in line to be named as a replacement.

    I have two after thoughts. Did the home run derby influence the naming of Duvall over the other two? Secondly, we hear from time to time that the team is often consulted when they are going to have only one rep. Can’t help but wonder if this was the case; and if so, why the Reds preferred Duvall versus a parting gift, at least in the case of Cozart who has never been on the AS team.

  6. You know who else got just one representative? The Cardinals. So sad.

  7. This is fair. Duvall is the only Red worthy of consideration. Sad that we don’t have a pitcher to represent but then again nobody has stepped up to earn it. Bruce, Votto, and Cozart are good but not all star good sad to say.

    • I’m sorry Dan, but that’s just not true. Cozart deserved to start over Addison Russell, and it drives me crazy that he is even considered, let alone starting. Cozart eclipses Russell in every category except for OBP, and has been pretty consistent, minus his recent small slump. He has double the amount of doubles. That is what’s wrong with the All Star Game, because so many Cubs fans voted for him, he gets the start. Cozart also has superior defense, all in all, a better SS. The same reason he will get screwed on a GG as well.

      • Maybe Cozart deserved to start over Russell, but Cozart certainly does not deserve to start. Both Seager and Crawford having much better years.

        • Patrick, you’re right. I stand corrected. My point is that Dan is wrong, and that Cozart should have at least made the team.

        • Russell won’t be facing Reds pitchers in the ASG

  8. It’s been a number of years since the Reds only sent one All Star and it’s a shame they couldn’t somehow have two this year. I know the record is dismal, and I know the Cubs record is not, but seven Cubs and only one Red is a little out of whack. I agree that the Cubs don’t deserve five starters, especially when that limits slots available to other teams. I’ll guess there are similar blogs bemoaning the lack of Giants or Mets or Pirates. But I’m particularly disappointed for Cozart who not only deserves it but would have made his first and maybe only ASG. Bruce and Votto will be fine with three days off. But now I’m hoping that someone will be injured or decline to play and Cozart will get the nod. Congrats to Duvall for being named, congrats to Cozart for deserving a spot.

    • Honestly, only Russell is undeserving. Bryant, Rizzo, Zobrist, Fowler (maybe not b/c of the injury) all deserving.

  9. Well deserved honor for Duvall. Interesting contrast on the makeup of the pitching staffs. The NL has 8 starters and 5 relievers. The AL has 4 starters and 9 relievers.

  10. I thought maybe Bruce would be the one, but what a great honor for Duvall. (Nice early returns for several months of Mike Leake!)

  11. One thing that really stood out that was impressive, is that Duvall was the pick of the players ballots as one of the three starting outfielders. He has truly impressed his peers.

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Nick is a lifelong Reds fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. He acquired his love of baseball from his late grandfather. Nick moved to the Cleveland area in 2014 with his wife, and his currently fighting to convert his beautiful baby daughter Emma to Reds fandom. Nick has been writing for Redleg Nation since 2013. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicholaspkirby.


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