MLB All-Star Game 2017 Preview

Opinion Piece on Aaron Judge
The best in the world will go head to head at this years MLB All-Star match.  

The American and National league teams will face off in one of the most highly-anticipated matches of the Major League Baseball calendar.

American League All-Stars vs National League All-Stars | 12 July | 2:00 am 

This year will mark the 84th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star match. The spectacle features the best players from the American and National leagues.

To Win Match
National League AS 15/20 | American League AS 19/20

Fans from around the globe get a chance to vote for which players they want to see take part. 

American League has won 42 and National League have won 43, with two draws being played.
American League will go in as favourites since they’ve won 22 from their last 29 matches against NL, and only drawing one.

For seven players, it will be the very first time they experience an All-Star game.  

Starting Players

American League Starters

American League
Position
Team
Justin Smoak
First Base
Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Altuve
Second Base
Houston Astros
Carlos Correa
Shortstop
Houston Astros
Jose Ramirez
Third Base
Cleveland Indians
Salvador Perez
Catcher
Kansas City Royals
Aaron Judge
Outfielder
New York Yankees
Mookie Betts
Outfielder
Boston Red Sox
George Springer
Outfielder
Houston Astros
Corey Dickerson
Hitter
Tampa Bay Rays


National League Starters

National League
Position
Team
Ryan Zimmerman
First Base
Washington Nationals
Daniel Murphy
Second Base
Washington Nationals
Zack Cozart
Shortstop
Cincinnati Reds
Nolan Arenado
Third Base
Colorado Rockies
Buster Posey
Catcher
San Francisco Giants
Bryce Harper
Outfielder
Washington Nationals
Charlie Blackmon
Outfielder
Colorado Rockies
Marcell Ozuna
Outfielder
Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton
Hitter
Miami Marlins

Starting pitchers are Chris Sale of Boston Red Sox for American League, and Max Scherzer of Washington Nationals for the National League. 

Chris Sale's stats speak for themselves as he is currently on a 2.75 ERA, with 178 strikeouts from 127.2 innings pitched. 

Max Scherzer holds the lowest ERA so far with 2.10, 173 strikeouts in his 128.1 innings pitched.

Verdict: American League All-Stars 19/20

The American League All-Stars boast some of the best players of the season right now as well as stars who have participated in the All-Star match before. Whereas National League All-Stars have six first-timers in their squad. AL Rookie Aaron Judge is on a high and he will be sure to showcase his talent at the biggest event of his career.

Written by Lungelo Mdladla for @Hollywoodbets.net

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