The MLB All-Star starters have been revealed. This season was the first time the league implemented a two-part voting process. The first phase of the voting had three finalists for each defensive position. Nine outfielders advanced to the second phase of voting as well as a designated hitter in the American League. The second phase of voting determined the All-Star Game’s starters.

The process saw nine first-time All-Stars selected by the fans to start this year’s game. The headliners included San Diego Padres’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., Toronto Blue Jays’ first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, who was voted to start as the AL’s designated hitter.

Mike Trout, who was voted as one of the starting outfielders for the AL, will be unable to play as he is recovering from a strained calf. Toronto leads all teams with three players making the starting lineup.

American League Starters:

  • C- Salvador Perez 
  • 1B- Vladimir Guerrero Jr 
  • 2B- Marcus Semien
  • 3B- Rafael Devers
  • SS: Xander Bogaerts 
  • OF- Mike Trout
  • CF- Aaron Judge
  • LF- Teoscar Hernández
  • DH- Shohei Ohtani

National League Starters:

  • C- Buster Posey
  • 1B- Freddie Freeman
  • 2B- Adam Frazier
  • 3B- Nolan Arenado
  • SS- Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • CF- Ronald Acuña Jr.
  • LF- Jesse Winker
  • RF- Nick Castellanos

The National League team will be coached for the third consecutive year by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, while Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash will coach the AL.

The rest of the MLB’s All-Stars will be named on July 4. Pitchers and reserves for each team will be determined by a process that considers selections made by the Commissioner’s Office and the player ballot choices.

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