Five Yankees Among Those Selected to MLB All-Star Game

Dellin Betances, Aaron Judge, Starlin Castro, Luis Severino, and Gary Sanchez will be the New York Yankees’ representatives at the MLB All-Star Game.

The MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced this past Sunday, and the New York Yankees will be well-represented in Miami for the Midsummer Classic. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro, Dellin Betances, and Luis Severino will make the esteemed squad, which will be managed by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona.

This is the first All-Star appearance for Judge, Sanchez, and Severino, the first as a Yankee for Castro (his fourth overall), and the fourth in a row for Betances. Judge will be the starter in right field, the first AL rookie to start in the All-Star Game since Hideki Matsui in 2003. Additionally, both Judge and Sanchez will participate in the Home Run Derby.

Each of these Yankees was more than deserving of the honor; let’s take a look at each Yankee All-Star’s season so far.

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Why the MLB All-Star Game is the Best of Any League

There isn’t a better All-Star Experience in any sport than in baseball.
It comes around every July: the Midsummer Classic. For one summer week, the world of baseball stops and culminates in an exhibition game featuring the game’s brightest stars.

The 87th MLB All-Star Game occurred last night, and the experience sure was memorable. From the awesome Home Run Derby competition on Monday, the classy on-field ceremonies before the game on Tuesday and of course the All-Star Game itself, the entire All-Star Game experience lived up to all the hoopla.

And thanks to all the All-Star hubbub that permeates these types of festivities, few All-Star Games actually live up to the hype. Despite constant promotion, new innovations, and the promise of seeing the game’s best in one place, neither the NFL, NHL, nor NBA can top the MLB’s All-Star Game year after year. Continue reading

MLB Power Rankings: 7/11

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The All-Star Game is the unofficial end to the first half of the MLB season.

We are a little over halfway through the 2016 MLB Season, and the Midsummer Classic, the MLB All-Star Game is finally upon us. Hosted by the San Diego Padres, the Home Run Derby will take place tonight and the All-Star Game will take place tomorrow evening.

But while all 30 clubs are enjoying their vacation, let’s take this time to analyze the MLB Power Rankings at the All-Star Break.

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2016 All-Star Game Roster Projection: National League

The NL All-Star Team will be stacked, as per usual.

 

The Midsummer Classic is less than one month away! There are few events more exciting in the MLB season than the All-Star Game, which will take place in San Diego this year on July 12.

There is a science to selecting players for the All-Star team, and finding out just who made the cut is always an exciting moment. The teams are made up of 34 players total, including a designated hitter. Each team must have at least one representative at the All-Star Game, and managers typically like to have lots of depth at key positions like catcher, outfielder, the middle infield, and on the mound.

In the second part of a two-part series, let’s take a look at who could be representing the Senior Circuit, the National League, at the Midsummer Classic.

Read Part 1 – The American League: here!

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2016 All-Star Game Roster Projection: American League

It is always fun to see who makes the MLB All-Star Team.

 

The Midsummer Classic is less than one month away! There are few events more exciting in the MLB season than the All-Star Game, which will take place in San Diego this year on July 12.

There is a science to selecting players for the All-Star team, and finding out just who made the cut is always an exciting moment. The teams are made up of 34 players total, including a designated hitter. Each team must have at least one representative at the All-Star Game, and managers typically like to have lots of depth at key positions like catcher, outfielder, the middle infield, and on the mound.

In the first part of a two-part series, let’s take a look at who could be representing the Junior Circuit, the American League, at the Midsummer Classic. Continue reading