Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joined his father as a selected to Stars game and the dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. accomplished a feat his father never achieved.
Toronto’s first baseman and San Diego’s shortstop meet eAmong nine starting players who were chosen for the first time to the All-Star Game on Thursday. The meeting will take place on July 13 at Coors Field in Colorado.
The Blue Jays’ second baseman, Marcus Semien, and Dominican outfielder Teoscar Hernández they were also chosen for the first time in the vote of the fans, accompanied by the sensation of the Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani, who was chosen as the AL’s designated hitter; by the third baseman of Boston, the Dominican Rafael Devers; Cincinnati outfielders Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker, and Pittsburgh second baseman Adam Frazier.
The injured Angels outfielder, Mike Trout was chosen as a starter for the eighth consecutive time, his ninth overall pick., and the Kansas City catcher, Venezuelan Salvador Pérez, was voted for the fourth time and will have his seventh performance in the game.
The third baseman of San Luis, Nolan Arenado, will also be present, which records his sixth performance, in his first season after he was traded by Colorado. He will visit Coors Field for the second time after playing there this weekend with the Cardinals.
New York Yankees outfielder AAron Judge was selected for the third time, and Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts earned his second selection. to be a starter and with it his third performance.
The San Francisco catcher Buster Posey will have his fifth start and seventh performance, his first since 2018. Posey did not contest the 2020 season due to health concerns for his family after he and his wife adopted twins who were born prematurely.
Atlanta’s first baseman, Freddie Freeman, was selected for his third start and fifth appearance, and the outfielder of the Braves, Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr., obtained his second start.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game returns this year after last year’s game at Dodger Stadium was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the season to be postponed and started until the end of July. ANDThis year’s game was moved from Atlanta to Denver by MLB in response to election law changes implemented by Georgia. Critics condemned these changes as too restrictive.
Guerrero and Tatis are the 22-year-old sons of former major leaguers.
Vladimir Guerrero was selected nine times to the All-Star Game from 1996 to 2011 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Fernando Tatis was a third baseman, outfielder and first baseman who played in the majors from 1997-2010.