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MLB Reveals Finalists To Start 2021 All-Star Game

Jun 27, 2021, 12:11 PM | Updated: Dec 8, 2022, 11:53 am
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A general view of the scoreboard featuring the All-Star Game logo during a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Major League Baseball unveiled the names of the players who are finalists to start in the league’s 2021 All-Star Game.

The finalists were announced on Sunday, June 27.

MLB listed three finalists at every position for each league, as well as nine outfielders. The finalists were decided by an initial round of voting.

Although the players were named as finalists to play in the “Midsummer Classic”, they aren’t officially All-Stars yet.

Finalists to start the 2021 MLB All-Star Game

Designated Hitters

American League 

  1. Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)
  2. J.D. Martinez (Boston Red Sox)
  3. Yordan Alvarez (Houston Astros)

Catchers

American League

  1. Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals)
  2. MartĂ­n Maldonado (Houston Astros)
  3. Yasmani Grandal (Chicago White Sox)

National League

  1. Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants)
  2. Yadier Molina (St. Louis Cardinals)
  3. Willson Contreras (Chicago Cubs)

First Basemen

American League

  1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays)
  2. Yuli Gurriel (Houston Astros)
  3. José Abreu (Chicago White Sox)

National League

  1. Max Muncy (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  2. Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves)
  3. Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs)

Second Basemen

American League 

  1. Marcus Semien (Toronto Blue Jays)
  2. Jose Altuve (Houston Astros)
  3. DJ LeMahieu (New York Yankees)

National League

  1. Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves)
  2. Adam Frazier (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  3. Gavin Lux (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Shortstops

American League 

  1. Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox)
  2. Bo Bichette (Toronto Blue Jays)
  3. Carlos Correa (Houston Astros)

National League

  1. Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres)
  2. Javier Báez (Chicago Cubs)
  3. Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants)

Third Basemen

American League 

  1. Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox)
  2. Alex Bregman (Houston Astros)
  3. Yoán Moncada (Chicago White Sox)

National League

  1. Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs)
  2. Nolan Arenado (St. Louis Cardinals)
  3. Justin Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Outfielders

American League 

  1. Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)
  2. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees)
  3. Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins)
  4. Michael Brantley (Houston Astros)
  5. Adolis GarcĂ­a (Texas Rangers)
  6. Teoscar Hernández (Toronto Blue Jays)
  7. Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles)
  8. Alex Verdugo (Boston Red Sox)
  9. Randal Grichuk (Toronto Blue Jays)

National League

  1. Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves)
  2. Nick Castellanos (Cincinnati Reds)
  3. Jesse Winker (Cincinnati Reds)
  4. Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  5. Chris Taylor (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  6. Juan Soto (Washington Nationals)
  7. Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies)
  8. Joc Pederson (Chicago Cubs)
  9. Mike Yastrzemski (San Francisco Giants)

Voting

Phase 2 of the vote to pick the All-Star starters begins on Monday, June 28 and runs through Thursday, July 1.

Fans can vote on MLB.com.

The starters will be revealed on July 1 at 7 p.m. MDT on ESPN.

MLB will unveil the All-Star Game’s rosters on Sunday, July 4 at 3:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN. The “Midsummer Classic” will take place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, July 13. The All-Star Game will broadcast on FOX.

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