Altuve is averaging 11.7 FanDuel points through 92 games while posting a.338/.404/.488 slash with 9 home runs, 13 steals, 44 RBI, and 61 runs scored across 406 plate appearances.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park (July 17th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 16th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 15th), GEICO All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (July 13th-17th), and PLAY BALL Park at The Yards (July 13th-17th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city.
"We are proud to have three former Legends recognized in this season's MLB All-Star Game". The second baseman also stole 39 bases for Lexington and was a South Atlantic League mid-season and postseason All-Star. While it's important to note that injuries and other factors will most definitely allow current snubs to earn entry into the star-studded exhibition, here's what the current rosters are.
All nine of those players have been All-Stars before. As Joe Maddon's bench coach, he served on the AL coaching staff at the 2009 Midsummer Classic in St. Louis and on the NL coaching staff at last year's All-Star Game in Miami. Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado will start in the infield, as well as San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.
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Major League Baseball announced the All-Star rosters Sunday night with the Astros, Red Sox and Indians leading the way with five players each. It's important to note that he's not Detroit's closer, either, and is instead a setup man.
It was also a bit odd to see starting pitchers Jose Berrios (8-7, 3.54 ERA with the Minnesota Twins) and J.A. Happ (10-4, 4.03 ERA with the Toronto Blue Jays) earn spots in the AL, but it's likely due to the fact that every Major League Baseball team needs at least one representative in the game.
He's been an above-average hitter for more than a decade and will finally have an All-Star Game on his resume.
A full list of reserves selected can be found here.