The “Juniors” dominated the All-Star vote

NEW YORK – The sons will be in attendance at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Denver.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joined his father as an All-Star game and Fernando Tatis Jr. accomplished a feat his father never achieved.

The Toronto first baseman and San Diego shortstop are among nine starting players who were first selected for the All-Star Game on Thursday. The meeting will take place on July 13 at Coors Field in Colorado.

Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien and Dominican outfielder Teoscar Hernández were also chosen for the first time in the fan vote, accompanied by Los Angeles Angels sensation Shohei Ohtani, who was chosen as the designated hitter. of the American League; by Boston’s third baseman, Rafael Devers; Cincinnati outfielders Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker; and Pittsburgh second baseman Adam Frazier.

Injured Angels outfielder Mike Trout was chosen as the starter for the eighth consecutive time, his ninth overall pick, and Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was voted in for the fourth time and will make his seventh performance in the game.

San Luis third baseman Nolan Arenado will also be in attendance, registering his sixth performance in his first season after being traded for Colorado. He will visit Coors Field for the second time after playing there this weekend with the Cardinals.

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was selected for the third time, and Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts got his second pick to start and with it his third performance.

San Francisco catcher Buster Posey will have his fifth start and seventh performance, his first since 2018. Posey did not contest the 2020 season due to health concerns for his family after he and his wife adopted twins who were born prematurely.

Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman was selected for his third start and fifth appearance, and Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. earned his second start.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game returns this year after the cancellation of last year’s game at Dodger Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the season to be postponed and started until the end of July. This year’s game was moved from Atlanta to Denver by the MLB in response to election law changes implemented by Georgia. Critics condemned these changes as too restrictive.

Guerrero and Tatis are the 22-year-old sons of former major leaguers.

Vladimir Guerrero was selected nine times to the All-Star Game from 1996 to 2011 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Fernando Tatis was a third baseman, outfielder and first baseman who played in the majors from 1997-2010.