Two MLBbro’s from the American League East were selected as All-Star starters last night.
Marcus Semien got more love in Canada than a Drake album release.
This will be his first ever All Star game as he will start at second base for the American League.
The MOST All-Star(ters) in the Majors ⭐️
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 2, 2021
Semien ascends to his first All-star selection, after moving from shortstop to second base upon arriving in Canada to accommodate Bo Bichette.
He spent the past six seasons flashing a formidable glove for the Oakland A’s.
The 30-year-old is batting .291 with 52 RBI a .904 OPS and hit his 20th home run of the season in the final game of their series against Seattle Thursday.
He finished with 54% of the first place votes.
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) July 1, 2021
New York showed Aaron Judge mad love and he proved how popular his brand is when he is healthy by garnering the second-highest vote total among American League outfielders. This is his third straight year starting the game.
The Yankees slugger has been a bright spot in a season that has fell short of expectations for the Yankees so far. While other high-priced ballers have struggled mightily, Judge has been the model of consistency and the rock in an underperforming lineup.
Judge is batting .285 with 18 home runs and 42 RBI.
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) June 30, 2021
Judge is also a former Home Run Derby Champion, so his presence at All-Star festivities is always a good look for MLB.
Byron Buxton who is out with a fractured left hand just missed the top three and most likely, would have easily made the Top 3 if he could have participated in more games.
Cedric Mullins of the Baltimore Orioles and MLB batting average leader Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros were very deserving, but also didn’t make the cut.
However, with other outfield starter Mike Trout hurt one of those two will likely get the start. Two MLBbro starters in a three-man outfield would be a huge deal.
The remaining All Stars will be announced this Sunday.