The list of two major league players to play in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game has been confirmed.
The MLB Secretariat announced on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time) nine starters per league selected by fan votes in the American League and the National League, followed by 23 pitchers and candidates for each position selected by team votes and commissioners. There are 32 players per league included in the roster per team.
Kim Ha-sung (28, San Diego Padres), a Korean major leaguer who drew attention, failed to participate in the All-Star Game. Kim Ha-sung, who ranks fifth overall and second in the NL with a baseball reference WAR (bWAR) 4.0, failed to make his name on the list of candidates by position. The Atlanta Braves, which took three of the five positions on the list of potential infielders by position, produced eight All-Stars, the most in the two major leagues.
▷Candidate players by NL position
Catchers: Elias Diaz (Colorado Rockies), Will Smith (Dodgers)
Infielders: Azie Albies, Matt Olson, Austin Riley (both Atlanta), Pete Alonso (New York Mets), Danceby Swanson (Cups)
Outfielders: Nick Casteyanos 안전토토사이트 (Philadelphia Phillies), Ruudes Guriel Jr (Arizona), Juan Soto (San Diego)
Designated hitter: Jorge Solaire (Miami)
LA Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was selected for the NL All-Star this year following last year and was honored with his 10th career selection.
▷NL pitchers: Alexis Diaz (Cincinnati Reds), Camillo Provocation (San Francisco Giants), Bryce Elder, Spencer Striker (Atlanta), Jack Gallen (Arizona), Josiah Gray (Washington Nationals), Josh Hader (San Diego), Mitch Keller (Pittsburgh Pirates), Clayton Kershaw (Dazers), Justin Marcus (Chicago Cup), Chicago (William Stroman)
Mike Trout (LA Angels), the best hitter representing MLB, was selected as the 11th All-Star in his career, and this is the 10th of them to be selected by a fan vote. Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals), a catcher who was named on the AL positional candidate list, is set to play his eighth All-Star Game.
▷Candidate players by AL
Catchers: Salvador Perez (Kansas City), Adley Rutchman (Baltimore)
Infielders: Beau Bissett, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Wit Merrifield (Toronto) and Jose Ramirez (Claibland)
Outfielders: Jordan Alvarez (Houston), Adolis Garcia (Texas), Austin Hayes (Baltimore), Lewis Robert Jr. (Chicago White Sox)
Designated hitter: Brent Rooker (Oakland Athletics)
Shohei Ohtani (Angels), who was already selected as the All-Star in the designated hitter category with the most votes in the fan vote, was also on the pitcher list. Like last year, he is expected to play as both a pitcher and a batter in the All-Star Game this year.
▷AL Pitchers: Felix Batista, Nenier Cano (Baltimore Orioles), Luis Castillo (Seattle), Emmanuel Clase (Claibland Guardians), Garrett Cole (Yankees), Nathan Iovaldi (Texas), Kevin Gaussman (Toronto Blue Jays), Sonny Gray (Boston Red Sox), Michael Hewaldis (Ottarameston), Detroit Tigers (Opaston)
The MLB All-Star Game, which marks its 93rd anniversary this year, will be held at T-Mobile Park, the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners, on the 12th.