The Yankees may have two-thirds of the American League’s starting outfield on this yr’s All-Star Game, with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton taking the corner spots on either side of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
It is going to be the primary time the Yankees have had two starting outfielders within the All-Star Game since Dave Winfield and Rickey Henderson began for the A.L. in 1988.
The starting lineups for the sport, which will likely be held on July 19 at Dodger Stadium, were announced by Major League Baseball on Friday. Along with the Yankees sluggers, the local clubs will likely be represented well. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and Trout will represent the Angels as starters and outfielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers will each start for the N.L.
Notably absent are any starters from the Mets, who were two and a half games behind the Dodgers for the perfect record within the N.L., through Thursday, but may have to attend to see who from their roster will likely be chosen as reserves after Pete Alonso was beaten out by Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals because the N.L.’s starting first baseman.
Catcher: Alejandro Kirk, TOR
1st Base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR
2nd Base: Jose Altuve, HOU
third Base: Rafael Devers, BOS
Shortstop: Tim Anderson, CHW
Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton, NYY; Mike Trout, LAA; Aaron Judge, NYY
Designated Hitter: Shohei Ohtani, LAA
Legacy Pick: Miguel Cabrera, DET
Catcher: Willson Contreras, CHC
1st Base: Paul Goldschmidt, STL
2nd Base: Jazz Chisholm, MIA
third Base: Manny Machado, SDP
Shortstop: Trea Turner, LAD
Outfield: Joc Pederson, SFG; Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL; Mookie Betts, LAD
Designated Hitter: Bryce Harper, PHI
Legacy Pick: Albert Pujols, STL
Along with the 18 starters, Commissioner Rob Manfred named Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers to their respective All-Star teams as legacy picks. Pujols said this will likely be his final season, while Cabrera may play one other yr.
“I’ve all the time looked as much as Albert,” Cabrera told reporters on Friday. “I’ve all the time followed his profession. He’s probably the greatest hitters I’ve ever seen in my life. To be a part of this together goes to be great.”
The pitchers and reserve players for the sport will likely be announced on Sunday. The N.L. may also need to pick out a alternative for Harper, who will miss the sport after having surgery on his thumb.