Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced For Midsummer Classic

MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced For Midsummer Classic

His 22 home runs lead all Major League first basemen, and he hits a long ball every 11.1 at-bats; that's the fewest at-bats per homer ratio in all of baseball. The MLB-All Star game will take place on July 17 at the Nationals Park in Washington D.C. when the American League All-Star Team take on the National League All-Star Team. The All-Star festivities begin with the Futures Game on Sunday, July 15.

"We are proud to have three former Legends recognized in this season's MLB All-Star Game".

This is second All-Star Game but his first as a starter. We take a look at some of the top players who will be taking part in this star studded match. Altuve will be just the second Astros player to start four All-Star Games, joining Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, who started four in a row for the NL squad from 1995-98 (all at second base).

All nine of those players have been All-Stars before.

Contreras, Baez and Markakis will be making their All-Star debuts.

The Futures Game airs live on MLB Netwrok.

Some notable National League reserves include: Buster Posey (catcher, San Francisco Giants), Paul Goldschmidt (first baseman, Arizona Diamondbacks), Joey Votto (first baseman, Cincinnati Reds), Max Scherzer (starting pitcher, Washington Nationals) and Jacob DeGrom (starting pitcher, New York Mets).

No American League starting pitcher has been named yet. In 44 appearances, the 23-year-old righty has thrown 41.0 innings and sports a 4-1 record with a 2.85 ERA.

As Rosenthal notes, Snell had a 0.63 ERA over four starts between the time players had to turn in their ballots and the day the All-Star rosters were unveiled. He has struck out 46 batters and has allowed 35 hits in those innings.

This selection process was made up of 8 position players decided by the fans, 16 player decided by the player's ballots - 5 pitchers, 3 relievers and 1 substitute for each position; and 7 players decided by the MLB Commissioner's office - 3 position and 4 pitchers.

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