2024 MLB All-Star Game starters

The starters for the 2024 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard have been announced. These are the players who will take the field for the American League and National League in the Midsummer Classic on July 16 (8 p.m. ET on FOX) at Globe Life Field.

The results of the fan vote to determine this year’s All-Star starters were announced Wednesday on ESPN. The players chosen, in addition to Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and Phillies star Bryce Harper — who already earned automatic bids as the top-voted player from each league in Phase 1 of the voting — included both the game’s biggest superstars, like Shohei Ohtani, and electric rookie All-Stars like Gunnar Henderson.

Ten different teams are represented in this year’s All-Star starting lineups, with the Phillies leading the way with three representatives, the Yankees, Orioles, Astros, Guardians, Brewers and Padres each sending two, and the Blue Jays, Dodgers and D-backs sending one. There are eight players who were voted in as starters by the fans for the first time.

The full 2024 All-Star rosters, including both teams’ backup pitchers and outfielders, will be announced Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

These are your 2024 All-Star Game starters.

The Orioles’ superstar duo — Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson — will start together in the All-Star Game for the first time. Rutschman is an All-Star for the second time after being a reserve on the 2023 AL team, and he’s coming off his best season yet in 2024. The 26-year-old is hitting .291 with 15 homers and 55 RBI for the first-place O’s.

Second Place: Salvador Perez, Royals

Vlad Jr. is an All-Star for the fourth straight year and a starter for the third time in four years. The reigning Home Run Derby champion will look to show his strength in the Midsummer Classic, where he previously homered, in his first All-Star Game of 2021. Guerrero is hitting .298 with 13 homers and an .848 OPS this season.

Second Place: Ryan Mountcastle, Orioles

Second Base: Jose AltuveAstros (6th Starter Election)

Altuve, who is hitting .308 with 13 homers and 13 stolen bases, is an All-Star for the ninth time in his career and a starter for the sixth time. He is one of four active players voted by fans to be a starter at least six times, joining Mike Trout (10), Harper (seven) and Judge (six). All of Altuve’s starter votes have been at second base; he trails only Roberto Alomar (nine), Ryne Sandberg (nine) and Joe Morgan (seven) in that category.

Second place: Marcus Semien, Rangers

Henderson has a case as the best all-around player in baseball this year, and he was able to beat out fellow shortstop phenom Bobby Witt Jr. to make his first career All-Star Game in what was arguably the most star-studded race on the ballot. The 23-year-old is hitting .288 with 26 home runs, 13 stolen bases and a .983 OPS and has been the catalyst for the O’s offense all season.

Second Place: Bobby Witt Jr., Royals

Ramírez is now a six-time All-Star but a starter for the first time since his first two Midsummer Classics in 2017 and ’18. The 31-year-old has led the Guardians to the top of the AL Central with 23 home runs, 15 stolen bases and 76 RBIs and will start the 2024 All-Star Game alongside teammate Steven Kwan. Cleveland is one of four AL teams with multiple starters, along with the Orioles, Yankees and Astros.

Second Place: Jordan Westburg, Orioles

Alvarez has been one of baseball’s most feared sluggers for several years, but this will be his first All-Star Game start after spending 2022 and ’23 as an AL reserve. That’s what happens when you play in the same league as Shohei Ohtani, who started the last three All-Star Games as the AL’s DH before going to the NL this year. That opened the door for Alvarez, who is hitting .297 with 18 homers and a .910 OPS for the red-hot Astros.

Second Place: Ryan O’Hearn, Orioles

Judge and Soto, the Bronx Bombers’ two biggest superstars, will start alongside each other in the AL outfield. Judge has secured a starting spot as MLB’s overall leading vote-getter in Phase 1, and for good reason: he leads the majors with 32 home runs, 83 RBIs and a 1.158 OPS. Only Trout and Harper have earned more starter votes than Judge among active players.

Soto is an All-Star for the fourth straight year, but this is somehow his first start. He’s also made the All-Star team for a third different team in the last three seasons, after doing so with the Padres in 2023 and the Nationals in 2022. Soto and Judge are arguably the most dangerous duo in baseball, with the 25-year-old hitting .300 with 20 homers and a .997 OPS this season.

Kwan is a first-time All-Star thanks to a stellar season thus far. He’s hitting .362, which puts him in position to lead the MLB batting race once he gets the few more plate appearances he needs to qualify for the league leaderboards. Kwan also boasts a .526 slugging percentage and .945 OPS while striking out one of the lowest percentages in the majors.

Second Place: Anthony Santander, Orioles; Kyle Tucker, Astros

Contreras earned his second career All-Star selection, and his first as a starter, after making the team as a reserve behind his brother Willson in 2022. The Contreras family has now teamed up four times to earn the NL’s starting catcher’s job since 2018, with the lone exceptions being Sean Murphy last year and Buster Posey in 2021. William Contreras has a career-high .292 batting average this season for the NL Central-leading Brewers.

Second Place: JT Realmuto, Phillies

Harper has since become a fixture at the Midsummer Classic, earning his eighth overall selection and seventh as a starter (his rookie season, 2012, was the only time he made the game as a reserve). Harper responded to a slow start to the season in style, posting a .342 batting average and 1.076 OPS over the course of May and June, both of which earned NL Player of the Month honors.

Second base: Ketel MarteD-backs (2nd starter election)

This is Marte’s second All-Star selection, five years after he was voted a starter during his breakout season of 2019, when he finished fourth in NL MVP voting. While the D-backs have largely disappointed this season, currently sitting in fourth place in the NL West after winning the NL pennant a year ago, that’s not Marte’s fault. The 30-year-old ranks first or tied for first among qualified second basemen in home runs (17), slugging percentage (.517) and OPS (.871).

Second Place: Luis Arraez, Padres

Shortstop: Trea TurnerPhillies (2nd Starter Election)

The Phillies are the first NL team to select at least three infielders as starters since the Cubs in 2016 — and those guys finished the season with a bang. Whether the Phillies will do the same remains to be seen, but what is known is that Turner has been quickly returning to top form after a six-week absence with a hamstring injury. In 13 games since returning from the IL on June 17, Turner — who earned his third career All-Star selection — has a .328 batting average, .923 OPS and three home runs.

Second Place: Mookie Betts, Dodgers

Third Base: Alec BohmPhillies (First Starter Election)

While his corner infield partner, Harper, is an All-Star veteran, Bohm is anything but, as this is his first career All-Star selection. The third overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft has put it all together in a breakout season, posting a .297 batting average, .349 OBP and .484 slugging percentage, all career highs in a season in which he played at least 50 games. As such, he’s a valuable asset to the Phillies, who currently have MLB’s best record.

Second Place: Manny Machado, Padres

Regardless of what league he’s in or what position he plays, the one constant this decade is that Ohtani has found a way to start in the All-Star Game somewhere. This is Ohtani’s fourth consecutive All-Star vote, which ties him with Aaron Judge for the longest active streak in MLB among pitchers or position players (let alone both). Though Ohtani has not pitched this season due to injury, his NL-leading home run totals (27), slugging percentage (.646) and OPS (1.048) were handy enough to earn him another starting nod.

Second Place: Kyle Schwarber, Phillies

Yelich has had some major ups and downs during his time with the Brewers. He was the NL MVP in 2018, an All-Star starter in 2019, and then had two straight seasons with a sub-.740 OPS in 2021-22 before getting back on track. That rebound has resulted in his third career All-Star selection and second as a starter, thanks to his NL-leading .329 batting average in 2024.

Who could have seen this coming? Profar was a promising prospect who made his MLB debut at age 19 in 2012, but his career has been slow to take off since then, largely due to a shoulder injury that cost him the entire 2014 and 2015 seasons. Entering the 2024 season, he was a career .239/.322/.383 hitter with no All-Star selections to his name, having just signed a one-year deal with San Diego, where he was expected to be largely a reserve. Instead, he has stunned the baseball world with a .311/.404/.472 batting line that earned him his first career Midsummer Classic berth.

Speaking of Padres outfielders who have returned after missing an entire season, Tatis has earned his first All-Star selection since missing all of 2022 due to suspension and injury, and the second of his career. Tatis was a shortstop when he was first an All-Star in 2021, but this is his first selection as an outfielder, thanks to his .821 OPS along with an arm strength that ranks in the 99th percentile in MLB.

Second Place: Teoscar Hernández, Dodgers; Brandon Marsh, Phillies; Nick Castellanos, Phillies

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