2021 MLB All-Star Starters Announced
The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Coors Field this year, and the rosters for that game are starting to take shape.
Coors Field will host this year’s All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 13, and baseball fans in Colorado will be able to see the game’s biggest stars.
Earlier this week, the MLB All-Star starters were announced for each league, and the reserves will be announced this weekend. A member of the Colorado Rockies will not be on the field to start the game, but a representative will be on the roster.
Former Rockies star, Nolan Arenado, will be starting at third base for the National League as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Arenado is in town this weekend while playing for the Cardinals, and fans have given him plenty of ovations to thank him for his work in a Rockies uniform.
Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres will also be in the starting lineup for the National League. Tatis will be joined by another player from the NL West, catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.
The Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves will both have a pair of players in the starting lineup for the National League. Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker are starting outfielders from the Reds, and Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. will represent the Braves.
The American League starting lineup is where most of the game’s brightest stars can be found, including one player that continues to make MLB history. Shohei Ohtani was voted in as the DH for the American League, and he could also see time on the mound in the All-Star Game.
Ohtani’s teammate, Mike Trout, was also voted in as a starter in the American League. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays is another player worth paying the price of admission to watch.
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays have a pair of All-Star starters in the American League as Rafael Devers, and Xander Bogaerts were both voted in as starters for Boston. Along with Guerrero Jr., Marcus Semien will start at second base for the AL as a representative of the Blue Jays.
Home Run Derby Field Filling Up
The host team typically has a player participate in the Home Run Derby, and Trevor Story will represent the Rockies in this year’s version of the event. Story has announced that bench coach Mike Redmond will be his pitcher for the widely-anticipated event.
There is a chance that Story could be traded to another team prior to the All-Star Game as he continues to be the focus of trade rumors leading up to the Trade Deadline. Story is in the final year of his contract in Colorado and is a two-time All-Star with the team.
Shohei Ohtani, Pete Alonso, and Trey Mancini are the other three players to accept an invitation into the 2021 Home Run Derby. The rest of the field is expected to be filled after All-Star reserves are announced.
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