The 91st Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place at Coors Field in Colorado on Tuesday, July 13, as players from the National League and American League face-off in an exhibition game. It is the second time Coors Field will host the All-Star Game, with the previous one happening in 1998.
The game was originally scheduled to take place at Truist Park in Atlanta before MLB decided to move the game in response to concerns about Georgia’s voting law that disproportionately impacts people of color.
This season, players will also wear the All-Star Game uniforms instead of their team’s jersey like they traditionally have. Due to MLB switching venues in April, the uniforms still feature a design themed for Truist Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have three all-stars, all of whom were named as reserves. It was the first time since 2017 that the Dodgers did not have a player win a starting spot, however, Dodgers and NL All-Star manager Dave Roberts said Max Muncy would start at designated hitter.
Muncy will be joined in Denver by Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts.
Despite the Dodgers’ pitching staff leading MLB in ERA, sitting third in FIP, and fourth in WAR, they did not have any pitchers selected to the team for the first time since 2008, which was Clayton Kershaw’s rookie season.
Heading down Interstate 5, the L.A. Angels also had three All-Stars, but at four positions. Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani became the first player in history to be selected to the All-Star Game for two different positions.
He was named the starting DH by way of fan voting and was also selected to the AL roster as a starting pitcher. Ohtani is joined by Jared Walsh, who broke out last season and has continued his slugging into this season, and Mike Trout, who is currently on the 60-day injured list due to a calf injury.
The Boston Red Sox had five players named to the team, more than any other club. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers were named starters at their respective positions, while DH J.D. Martinez, closer Matt Barnes and starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi were selected as reserves.
The Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres each tied for second with four all-stars.
2021 MLB All-Star Game rosters
C: Buster Posey (Giants; Seventh)
1B: Freddie Freeman (Braves; Fifth)
2B: Adam Frazier (Pirates; First)
3B: Nolan Arenado (Cardinals; Sixth)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres; First)
LF: Jessie Winker (Reds; First)
CF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves; Second)
RF: Nick Castellanos (Reds; First)
DH: Max Muncy (Dodgers; Second)
C: J.T. Realmuto (Phillies; Third)
IF: Ozzie Albies (Braves; Second)
IF: Kris Bryant (Cubs; Fourth)
IF: Brandon Crawford (Giants; Third)
IF: Jake Cronenworth (Padres; First)
IF: Eduardo Escobar (Diamondbacks; First)
IF: Trea Turner (Nationals; First)
OF: Mookie Betts (Dodgers; Fifth)
OF: Bryan Reynolds (Pirates; First)
OF: Kyle Schwarber (Nationals; First)
OF: Juan Soto (Nationals; First)
OF: Chris Taylor (Dodgers; First)
P: Corbin Burnes (Brewers; First)
P: Yu Darvish (Padres; Fifth)
P: Jacob DeGrom (Mets; Fourth)
P: Kevin Gausman (Giants; First)
P: Josh Hader (Brewers; Third)
P: Craig Kimbrel (Cubs; Eighth)
P: German Marquez (Rockies; First)
P: Mark Melancon (Padres; Fourth)
P: Alex Reyes (Cardinals; First)
P: Trevor Rodgers (Marlins; First)
P: Zack Wheeler (Phillies; First)
P: Brandon Woodruff (Brewers; Second)
C: Salvador Perez (Royals; Seventh)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays; First)
2B: Marcus Semien (Blue Jays; First)
3B: Rafael Devers (Red Sox; First)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox; Third)
LF: Teoscar Hernandez (Blue Jays; First)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels; Ninth)
RF: Aaron Judge (Yankees; Third)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (Angels; First)
C: Mike Zunino (Rays; First)
IF: Jose Altuve (Astros; Seventh)
IF: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays; First)
IF: Carlos Correa (Astros; Second)
IF: Matt Olson (Athletics; First)
IF: José Ramírez (Indians; Third)
IF: Jared Walsh (Angels; First)
OF: Michael Brantley (Astros; Fifth)
OF: Joey Gallo (Rangers; Second)
OF: Adolis García (Rangers; First)
OF: Cedric Mullins (Orioles; First)
DH: Nelson Cruz (Twins; Seventh)
DH: J.D. Martinez (Red Sox; Fourth)
P: Matt Barnes (Red Sox; First)
P: Shane Bieber (Indians; Second)
P: Aroldis Chapman (Yankees; Seventh)
P: Gerritt Cole (Yankees; Fourth)
P: Nathan Eovaldi (Red Sox; First)
P: Kyle Gibson (Rangers; First)
P: Liam Hendricks (White Sox; Second)
P: Yusei Kikuchi (Mariners; First)
P: Lance Lynn (White Sox; Second)
P: Shohei Ohtani (Angels; First)
P: Ryan Pressly (Astros; Second)
P: Carlos Rodón (White Sox; First)
P: Gregory Soto (Tigers; First)
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