MLB All-Star Game Rosters Named, AL Loaded with Star Power

Jonathan Grant | July 9th, 2018

With just over a week to go before the MLB All-Star Game, the rosters were announced on Sunday night, and to no one’s surprise, the American League looks like it will be the favorite. Not only do they have the star power edge (how about this for an outfield: Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, and Mookie Betts), but they also had more players that were deserving of a look in for the team, meaning there were a few snubs around.

So, to say the National League has some work to do would not be unfair. But it’s baseball, and there is no guarantee that either team will win once the game begins. Aside from all of the star power that will be on show, another talking point surrounding the Midsummer Classic is which teams placed the most stars in the game. This year, that honor is a tie, and it goes to the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros, who together will have 15 of the 30 players representing the AL, an extremely high number that shows each has quality players all over.

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Like always, when it comes to the starting field players, there are some surprises. Well, maybe not surprises, but players that shouldn’t necessarily be there. But because it’s a fan vote, anything is possible. Thus, with the game being held in Washington, we’ll be seeing Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as a starter. He’s not having anywhere near his best season of baseball, but he is one of the game’s brightest stars in terms of appeal and is very recognizable. So it should be no shock to see him get the nod.

The two players picked that have made it to the most games of anyone so far have been Mike Trout and Justin Verlander. Each have now been selected to their seventh All-Star appearance, and both will do so for the American League. In the National League, Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper, and Max Scherzer will each be making their sixth appearances on the team. It should all add up for a great game next Tuesday in Washington, with superiority on the line between the two leagues!

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