Justin Turner, Chris Taylor & All Dodgers Finalists Shut Out From 2021 MLB All-Star Game Starters
Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Dodgers win, 2018 NLCS
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The 2021 MLB All-Star Game starters were announced and the revealings were not favorable for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although Max Muncy, Gavin Lux, Justin Turner, Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor all were finalists in Phase 2 of voting, none was selected as a starter for the Midsummer Classic.

This marks the first time since 2017 the Dodgers won’t have a starter in the annual exhibition event. “I just think the team that’s the best team in baseball, let alone the National League, doesn’t have a starter, so I don’t know,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

“I know our guys probably won’t admit it but might be disappointed because it is an honor and thrill to be voted in by the fans to start in an All-Star Game. But it is what it is.”

Reigning National League MVP Freddie Freeman will start at first base, beating out Muncy by a 14% margin. Pittsburgh Pirates breakout player Adam Frazier gets the start at second base, easily beating out Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves in addition to Lux.

Perennial Gold Glove-winner Nolan Arenado won the starting job at third base, edging out Turner by a 6% margin.

Betts and Taylor finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, among NL outfielders. Braves left fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. and Cincinnati Reds outfielders Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker secured the top three spots.

Though no Dodgers will start in the All-Star Game, they are not eliminated from likely being represented. Reserves will now be selected through a combination of player ballots and choices made by the MLB commissioner’s office.

Reserves and pitchers will be announced live on ESPN on Sunday, July 4.

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played July 13 at Coors Field for the second time ever. Fox will air the event, with first pitch slated for 4:05 p.m. PT.

2021 MLB All-Star Game starters

National League

Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants
First Base: Freddie Freeman, Braves
Second Base: Adam Frazier, Pirates
Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
Shortstop: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
Outfield: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
Outfield: Nick Castellanos, Reds
Outfield: Jesse Winker, Reds

American League

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals
First Base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
Second Base: Marcus Semien, Blue Jays
Third Base: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
Shortstop: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels
Outfield: Aaron Judge, Yankees
Outfield: Teoscar Hernández, Blue Jays

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