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The MLB All-Star Game starters will be announced Thursday night (9 ET), so let’s update our look from earlier in June at who should be on the 32-man rosters for each league since there have been some changes (hello, Kyle Schwarber!). The roster rules: one player from every team, 20 position players and 12 pitchers, including at least three relievers.
Repeating my general philosophy: An emphasis on 2021 numbers, but I also look for legitimate All-Stars with a proven track record, not half-season wonders. As I wrote three weeks ago, Mookie Betts isn’t having his best season, but he hasn’t played poorly enough to play himself off All-Star status.
Here are my 2021 roster picks for the July 13 Midsummer Classic at Coors Field in Denver.
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