The MLB All-Star Game is this season on July 19th, who will make the two rosters?
That All Star Game, commonly referred to as the Midsummer Classic, is a once-in-a-lifetime event that pits Major League Baseball’s best players against one another. The best of the American League compete against the best of the National League.
From 2003 to 2016, the ASG winner determined which club would receive home field court at the end of the season to compete in the World Series. Nowadays, that nice rule no longer exists and home field advantage is instead awarded to the team that finished with a higher win percentage in the regular season.
After COVID canceled ASG 2020, last year’s event was back and better than ever as the AL led the NL for the eighth consecutive year, winning the game 5-2 and scoring nine against the eight for the NL.
Starting position players are elected to the All-Star Game rosters via fan voting, and there’s a fair share of fast-locks to making the game based on popularity alone. The pitchers are chosen by the managers, a move that brings a little more statistical analysis to the vote, and the reserves are chosen by managers and teammates.
MLB All Star Game Predictions
This year’s All-Star Game celebrations are taking place in none other than Dodger Stadium, one of the game’s premier venues. This is the fourth time the Dodgers have hosted the game and the second time at current Dodger Stadium.
Last year, a whopping 40 players were named to the All-Star Game for the first time in their careers (setting a new MLB record), including Superstars Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Juan Soto, Corbin Burnes, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Shhei Ohtani.
Who will be in contention for their first All-Star game this year? Let’s take a look at the top players in the league and make some predictions…
https://fansided.com/2022/06/10/mlb-all-star-game-predictions-2/ Dodgers could dominate the starting lineup at home