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:
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
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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