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Who should start the 2023 MLB All-Star Game? Our AL, NL starters


PHNX Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer Jesse Friedman visits the Jack Vita Show to talk 2023 MLB All-Star Game starters. Jesse also cohosts the PHNX Diamondbacks Podcast.


Thursday evening, Major League Baseball announced the 18 starting position players for this year's All-Star Game in Seattle, scheduled to be played July 11 at T-Mobile Park. Voted on by the fans, Jesse and Jack run through this year's All-Star starters and share their thoughts on the fans did with the voting. Which selections did Jack and Jesse agree with, and who would they have had start instead? Who got snubbed? Jack and Jesse take you through their selections for each American League and National League position. They also take a look at the National League through the season's first half, discussing the most pleasant and disappointing surprises from teams in the season's first three months.


Here is a look at the 2023 All-Star starters, as voted on by the fans:


National League

Catcher — Sean Murphy, Atlanta Braves

First Base — Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers

Second Base — Luis Arraez, Miami Marlins

Third Base — Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals

Shortstop — Orlando Arcia, Atlanta Braves

Outfield — Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers

Outfield — Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks

Outfield — Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves

Designated Hitter — JD Martinez


American League

Catcher — Jonah Heim, Texas Rangers

First Base — Yandy Diaz, Tampa Bay Rays

Second Base — Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers

Third Base — Josh Jung, Texas Rangers

Shortstop — Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

Outfield — Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays

Outfield — Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Outfield — Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Designated Hitter — Shohei Ohtani


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