Here are your 2024 All-Star starters (2024)

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July 4th, 2024

Here are your 2024 All-Star starters (1)

David Adler

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The starters for the 2024 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard have been unveiled. Here's who will be taking 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 on Wednesday on ESPN. The players elected alongside Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and Phillies star Bryce Harper -- who had already earned automatic bids as each league's leading vote-getter in Phase 1 of voting -- include both the game's biggest superstars, like Shohei Ohtani, and electric first-time 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 sending two each, and the Blue Jays, Dodgers and D-backs sending one. There are eight players who were elected starters by the fans for the first time.

The complete 2024 All-Star rosters, including pitchers and position player reserves for both teams, will be revealed on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

These are your All-Star Game starters for 2024.

American League

Catcher: Adley Rutschman, Orioles (1st starter election)

The Orioles' superstar duo -- Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson -- will be first-time starters alongside each other in the All-Star Game. Rutschman is an All-Star for a second time after being a reserve on the 2023 AL squad, and he's having his best season yet in 2024. The 26-year-old is batting .291 with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs for the first-place O's.

Runner-up: Salvador Perez, Royals

First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (3rd starter election)

Vlad Jr. is an All-Star for the fourth year in a row, and a starter for the third time in those four years. The defending Home Run Derby champion will look to put his power on display in the Midsummer Classic, where he's homered once before, in his first All-Star Game in 2021. Guerrero is batting .298 with 13 home runs and an .848 OPS this season.

Runner-up: Ryan Mountcastle, Orioles

Second base: Jose Altuve, Astros (6th starter election)

Altuve, who's batting .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's one of only four active players to be voted in by the fans as a starter at least six times, along with Mike Trout (10), Harper (seven) and Judge (six). All of Altuve's starter elections have come as a second baseman; he's behind only Roberto Alomar (nine), Ryne Sandberg (nine) and Joe Morgan (seven) in that category.

Runner-up: Marcus Semien, Rangers

Shortstop: Gunnar Henderson, Orioles (1st starter election)

Henderson has a case as the best all-around player in baseball this year, and he was able to beat out his 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 batting .288 with 26 home runs, 13 stolen bases and a .983 OPS and has been the catalyst of the O's offense all season.

Runner-up: Bobby Witt Jr., Royals

Third base: José Ramírez, Guardians (3rd starter election)

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.

Runner-up: Jordan Westburg, Orioles

Designated hitter: Yordan Alvarez, Astros (1st starter election)

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

Runner-up: Ryan O'Hearn, Orioles

Outfield:

Aaron Judge, Yankees (6th starter election)

Judge and Soto, the Bronx Bombers' two biggest superstars, will start next to each other in the AL outfield. Judge locked up a starting spot as MLB's overall leading vote-getter in Phase 1, and deservedly so: He's leading the Majors with 32 home runs, 83 RBIs and an 1.158 OPS. Only Trout and Harper have earned more starter elections than Judge among active players.

Juan Soto, Yankees (1st starter election)

Soto is an All-Star for the fourth year in a row, but this is somehow the first time he'll be starting. He's also making the All-Star team for a third different team in the last three seasons, having done so with the Padres in 2023 and the Nationals in 2022. Soto and Judge are probably the most dangerous duo in baseball -- the 25-year-old is batting .300 with 20 homers and a .997 OPS this season.

Steven Kwan, Guardians (1st starter election)

Kwan is a first-time All-Star thanks to a tremendous season so far. He's batting .362, which puts him in position to take the lead in the MLB batting race as soon as he gets the few extra plate appearances he needs to qualify for the league leaderboards. Kwan also boasts a .526 slugging percentage and .945 OPS while striking out at one of the lowest rates in the Majors.

Runners-up: Anthony Santander, Orioles; Kyle Tucker, Astros

National League

Catcher: William Contreras, Brewers (1st starter election)

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

Runner-up: J.T. Realmuto, Phillies

First base: Bryce Harper, Phillies (7th starter election)

Harper has become a mainstay in the Midsummer Classic at this point, earning his eighth overall selection and seventh as a starter (with his rookie season, 2012, being the lone time he made the game as a reserve). Harper responded from a slow start to the season in a major way, with a .342 batting average and 1.076 OPS over the course of May and June, both of which ended in NL Player of the Month honors.

Runner-up: None

Second base: Ketel Marte, D-backs (2nd starter election)

This is Marte’s second All-Star selection, five years after he was voted as a starter during his breakout 2019 season 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 been no fault of Marte’s. The 30-year-old ranks first or tied for first among qualified second basem*n in home runs (17), slugging percentage (.517) and OPS (.871).

Runner-up: Luis Arraez, Padres

Shortstop: Trea Turner, Phillies (2nd starter election)

The Phillies are the first NL team to have at least three infielders voted as starters since the Cubs did so in 2016 -- and those guys had a decent ending to their season. It remains to be seen if the Phillies will do the same, but what is already known is that Turner has quickly returned to prime form after missing six weeks 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 homers.

Runner-up: Mookie Betts, Dodgers

Third base: Alec Bohm, Phillies (1st 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, with a .297 batting average, .349 OBP and .484 slugging percentage that are all career highs in a season where he played at least 50 games. As such, he’s been a major asset in the Phillies holding MLB’s best record.

Runner-up: Manny Machado, Padres

Designated hitter: Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers (4th starter election)

No matter which league he’s in, or which position he’s playing, the only constant of this decade has been that Ohtani finds a way to start in the All-Star Game somewhere. This is Ohtani’s fourth consecutive time being voted as an All-Star starter, which is tied 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 totals in home runs (27), slugging percentage (.646) and OPS (1.048) were handily enough for him to earn another starting nod.

Runner-up: Kyle Schwarber, Phillies

Outfield:

Christian Yelich, Brewers (2nd starter election)

Yelich has seen some major ups and downs during his tenure with the Brewers. He was the NL MVP in 2018, an All-Star starter in 2019, and then he had two straight seasons with a sub-.740 OPS in 2021-22 before getting back on track. Now, 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.

Jurickson Profar, Padres (1st starter election)

Who saw this one coming? Profar was a highly touted prospect who made his MLB debut at age 19 in 2012, but his career was slow to take off from there, largely due to a shoulder injury that cost him all of the 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 largely be a backup. Instead, he’s stunned the baseball world with a .311/.404/.472 batting line, earning his first career Midsummer Classic spot.

Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres (2nd starter election)

Speaking of Padres outfielders who have bounced back 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 first was an All-Star in 2021, but this is his first selection as an outfielder, thanks to his .821 OPS along with his arm strength that ranks in the 99th percentile of MLB.

Runners-up: Teoscar Hernández, Dodgers; Brandon Marsh, Phillies; Nick Castellanos, Phillies

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