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MLB All-Star Game 2023: Projecting 2023 All-Star lineups and reserves, All-Star Game info

The MLB All-Star Game is one of the best traditions in sports, with the best players in Major League Baseball coming together for one exhibition game to showcase their talent.

MLB used to use its Midsummer Classic to determine home-field advantage in the World Series. From 2003-2016, the league that won the MLB All-Star Game would have the home-field advantage in the following World Series. However, that policy was ditched in 2017 with MLB now making it a pure exhibition game.

This will be the 93rd All-Star Game in MLB history between the National League and the American League. After holding the Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium in 2022 and in NL parks for two consecutive years, the AL will get to serve as host in July.

Here’s everything you should know about the 2023 MLB All-Star Game along with the 2022 results, 2024 location and our early projections for the All-Star Game lineups.

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2023 MLB All-Star Game location, TV info

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
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The 2023 MLB All-Star Game will be played in Seattle. This will be the third time that Washington served as host for the annual MLB All-Star Game. It last happened in 2001, when the stadium was called Safeco Field, and before that the Kingdome hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1979.

  • Date: July 11, 2023
  • Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington
  • TV: Fox
  • Announcers: John Smoltz, Joe Davis, Tom Verducci, Tom Rinaldi, Ken Rosenthal
  • Managers: Rob Thompson (NL – Philadelphia Phillies), Dusty Baker (AL – Houston Astros)
  • Tickets: Here

2023 MLB All-Star Game lineups

Here are the National League and American League lineups for the 2023 MLB All-Star game, as voted on by the fans. Right below it, you can find our ASG lineup picks.

National League

  • C: Sean Murphy, Braves
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
  • 2B: Luis Arraez, Marlins
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
  • SS: Orlando Arcia, Braves
  • OF: Ronald Acuña Jr, Braves
  • OF: Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks
  • OF: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
  • DH: J.D. Martinez, Dodgers

American League

  • C: Jonah Heim, Rangers
  • 1B: Yandy Diaz, Rays
  • 2B: Marcus Semien, Rangers
  • 3B: Josh Jung, Rangers
  • SS: Corey Seager, Rangers
  • OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
  • OF: Randy Arozarena, Rays
  • OF: Mike Trout, Angels
  • DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels

MLB All-Star Game predictions 2023: National League lineup

MLB: NLDS-Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
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  1. Luis Arraez, 2B, Miami Marlins
  2. Ronald Acuña Jr, OF, Atlanta Braves
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers
  4. Juan Soto, OF, San Diego Padres
  5. Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
  6. Corbin Carroll, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
  7. Fernando Tatis Jr, DH, San Diego Padres
  8. Thairo Estrada, SS, San Francisco Giants
  9. Sean Murphy, C, Atlanta Braves

Starting at catcher for the National League lineup in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game is Sean Murphy. The Atlanta Braves star is the best catcher in MLB right now, ranking third in Catcher Framing Runs (six), fWAR (3.0) and second in wRC+ (147).

Moving to the infield, Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez and Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman are clear selections for the NL All-Star Game lineup. Freeman leads all NL first basemen in wRC+ and fWAR, ranks top-five in RBI and is first in OPS. Meanwhile, Arraez leads MLB in batting average and is the first player in decades to hit .400-plus through 65 games.

On the other side of the infield for the NL, San Francisco Gants infielder Thairo Estrada is deserving of an MLB All-Star Game selection. He leads NL shortstops in batting average (.282), OPS (.794), wRC+ (117) and his impact on wins and losses transcends a strong season by Dansby Swanson with the Chicago Cubs. At third base, we’re giving the nomination to Nolan Arenado. After a cold start to the season, Arenado boasts a .934 OPS (1st among NL third baseman), 1.5 fWAR (second) with a .294 batting average, 13 home runs and 36 RBI in the last two months.

Our three choices for the NL in the outfielder are San Diego Padres’ Juan Soto, Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. and Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll. From May 1 – June 9, Soto boasted a .463 OBP with a 183 wRC+ and 20 RBI in just 34 games. Meanwhile, Acuña Jr. and Carroll represent our top NL MVP candidates.

In our designated hitter spot, the spot is awarded to Los Angeles Dodgers hitter J.D. Martinez, who has enjoyed a career rejuvenation in Los Angeles this season.

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2023 MLB All-Game reserve picks – National League

  • C: Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • C: J.T Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1B: Pete Alonso, New York Mets
  • 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2B: Thairo Estrada, San Francisco Giants
  • 3B: Jeimer Candelario, Washington Nationals
  • 3B: J.D. Davis, San Francisco Giants
  • SS: Dansby Swanson, Chicago Cubs
  • OF: Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • OF: Brandon Nimmo, New York Mets
  • OF: Fernando Tatis Jr, San Diego Padres
  • OF: Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • SP: Marcus Stroman, Chicago Cubs
  • SP: Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • SP: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies
  • SP: Spencer Strider, Atlanta Braves
  • SP: Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • SP: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • RP: Alexis Dias, Cincinnati Reds
  • RP: Josh Hader, San Diego Padres
  • RP: Justin Lawrence, Colorado Rockies
  • RP: Nick Anderson, Atlanta Braves
  • RP: David Bednar, Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB All-Star Game rosters: Projecting American League lineup

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Tampa Bay Rays
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  1. Shohei Ohtani, DH, Los Angeles Angels
  2. Corey Seager, SS, Texas Rangers
  3. Yandy Diaz, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays
  4. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Guardians
  5. Randy Arozarena, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
  6. Marcus Semien, 2B, Texas Rangers
  7. Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White Sox
  8. Alex Verdugo, OF, Boston Red Sox
  9. Jonah Heim, C, Texas Rangers

In the American League, the starting spot at catcher goes to Jonah Heim of the Texas Rangers. He leads Adley Rutschman in fWAR (2.6 vs 1.5), Defensive Runs Saved (six vs one), leads the position in RBI (54( and ranks second in wRC+ (118).

Near the middle of the lineup and playing second base for the AL in our All-Star Game lineup is Marcus Semien. The Texas Rangers star boasts the longest hitting streak in 2023 and is in the mix to win AL MVP and his scorching-hot first two months of the season is more than enough to make up for a bad June. At first base, Yandy Diaz of the Tampa Bay Rays leads his peers in batting average, slugging, OPS, home runs, wRC+ and fWAR by a significant margin.

After having Wander Franco as our starting American League shortstop in the MLB All-Star Game, we’re now giving it to Corey Seager. While he missed time on the injured list, Seager (1.060 OPS) is the only shortstop with a .900-plus OPS and his wRC+ (187) far outpaces Franco and Bo Bichette. Playing third base, perennial All-Star Jose Ramirez lands the starting spot thanks to a .302 batting average, .890 SKG and 142 wRC+ since May 1.

Completing our lineup for the American League, Randy Arozarena (.912 OPS), Luis Robert (.295 BA, 2.4 fWAR, .979 OPS since May 1) and Alex Verdugo (.303 BA, 130 wRC+) receive the starting spots with Yordan Alvarez and Aaron Judge sidelined through early July.

Rounding out our MLB All-Star Game lineup projections for the AL, serving as the designated hitter, Shohei Ohtani is the best player in baseball this year. He’s the runaway choice for AL MVP and should be the leadoff hitter for the American League in the 2023 MLB All-Star Game.

2023 MLB All-Game reserve picks – American League

  • C: Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
  • C: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
  • 1B: Ryan Noda, Oakland Athletics
  • 2B: Whit Merrifield, Toronto Blue Jays
  • 3B: Isaac Paredes, Tampa Bay Rays
  • 3B: Matt Chapman, Toronto Blue Jays
  • SS: Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
  • SS: Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays
  • OF: Aaron Judge, New York Yankees*
  • OF: Adolis Garcia, Texas Rangers
  • OF: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
  • OF: Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros*
  • SP: Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays
  • SP: Framber Valdez, Houston Astros
  • SP: Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins
  • SP: Jon Gray, Texas Rangers
  • SP: Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners
  • SP: Nathan Eovaldi, Texas Rangers
  • SP: Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees
  • RP: Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Guardians
  • RP: Yennier Cano, Baltimore Orioles
  • RP: Felix Bautista, Baltimore Orioles
  • RP: Jhoan Duran, Minnesota Twins

All-Star Futures Game

The 2023 MLB All-Star Futures Game will be played at T-Mobile Park. While an official date hasn’t been set, it will likely be played on Sunday, July 9.

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MLB Home Run Derby 2023

The 2023 Home Run Derby is on Sunday, July 10 at 8 PM ET and will be held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. It is a pitcher-friendly ballpark, but some of the best power hitters in MLB should have little trouble racking up home runs. The 2023 Home Run Derby bracket will be announced in July.

Home Run Derby participants 2023

  • Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
  • Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Toronto Blue Jays

Who was the MVP of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?

MLB: All Star-American League at National League
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New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton won the MLB All-Star Game MVP in 2002. In the AL’s 3-2 victory over the NL, Stanton hit a two-run home run in the top of the 4th inning and was named the Most Valuable Player. The MLB All-Star Game MVP gets a glass bat engraved with their name and their choice of a Chevrolet vehicle.

What dates are MLB All Star Week 2023?

The 2023 MLB All-Star Break is from July 10 through July 13. It provides a brief period of rest for many MLB players and managers, while the biggest stars in baseball spend their time in Seattle at T-Mobile Park for the MLB All-Star Game.

Does the winner of the All-Star Game get home field in the World Series?

No, the winning league in the MLB All-Star Game will not get home-field advantage in the World Series. MLB abandoned home-field advantage in the Fall Classic being determined by the All-Star Game in 2016 after years of complaints from fans and players.

Where will the 2024 MLB All-Star Game be?

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers
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The 2024 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. This will be the first All-Star Game at Globe Life Field which opened in 2020 and first welcomed fans in 2021.

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It will also be the first time Texas hosted the MLB All-Star Game since 2004, when Minute Maid Park served as the stage for the Midsummer Classic.

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