2022 MLB All-Star Game: What You Need to Know About the Mid-Summer Classic

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Major League Baseball The All-Star Game is scheduled to take place Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and will feature some of the best and most promising superstars in the game.

Traditionally, the American League will face the National League. There is no fantasy draft format like in the NBA or divisional teams battling each other like in the NHL. The NFL also returned to conference play for its All-Star Game, dubbed the Pro Bowl.

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Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout after hitting the Houston Astros during the first half of a baseball game Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Anaheim, California.

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout after hitting the Houston Astros during the first half of a baseball game Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Anaheim, California.
(AP Photo / Jae S. Hong)

This year, the best and brightest players will take part in the game, but due to injuries, there will be no stars. Mike TroutJose Altuve, George Springer, Jordan Alvarez, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole Jazz Chisholm Jr., Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado, Starling Marthe, Corbin Burns, Max Fried, Carlos Rodon and Josh Hader will not be participating.

Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols were also included in the game as legacy options due to their contributions to the game. The Detroit Tigers star said he plans to retire when his contract expires after the 2023 season. St. Louis Cardinals slugger announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

The American League has an incredible winning streak in this tournament. The AL has won eight straight games and only lost three since 1996.

Below is a list of predicted All-Stars for the Classic Midsummer season.

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American League

Snacks

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees runs the bases after a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, July 16, 2022, in New York City.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees runs the bases after a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, July 16, 2022, in New York City.
(AP Photo/Franklin II)

  • C: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays
  • 1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
  • 2B: Andres Jimenez, Guardians
  • 3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
  • CC: Tim Anderson, White Sox
  • OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
  • OF: Byron Buxton, Gemini
  • OFF: Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
  • DH: Shohei Otani, Angels

Legacy Choice

  • DH: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

reserves

  • C: Jose Trevino, Yankees
  • 1B: Luis Arraes, Twins
  • 1B: Ty France, Mariners
  • 2B: Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays
  • 3B: Jose Ramirez, Guardians
  • SS: Xander Bogarts, Red Sox
  • CC: Corey Seeger, Rangers
  • OF: Kyle Tucker, Astros
  • OF: Andrew Benintendi, Royals
  • OF: Julio Rodriguez, Mariners
  • DH: JD Martinez, Red Sox

Starting pitchers

  • LHP: Shane McClanahan, Race
  • LHP: Nestor Cortez, Yankees
  • LHP: Martin Perez, Rangers
  • LHP: Framber Valdes, Yankees
  • Right: Alec Manoa, Blue Jays
  • RHP: Shohei Otani, Angels
  • RHP: Paul Blackburn, A’s

Reliever

  • LHP: Gregory Soto, Tigers
  • RHP: Clay Holmes, Yankees
  • Right: Emmanuel Claesz, Guardians
  • Right: Jorge Lopez, Orioles
  • RHP: Liam Hendrix, White Sox
  • Right: Jordan Romano, Blue Jays

National League

Snacks

Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after Freddie Freeman scored a single goal during the first half of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 15, 2022, in Anaheim, California.

Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after Freddie Freeman scored a single goal during the first half of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 15, 2022, in Anaheim, California.
(AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill)

  • C: Wilson Contreras, Cubs
  • 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
  • 2B: Jeff McNeil, Mets
  • 3B: Manny Machado, Padres
  • CC: Traa Turner, Dodgers
  • OF: Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves
  • OF: Jock Pederson, Braves
  • OR: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
  • DH: William Contreras, Braves

Legacy Choice

  • 1B: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

reserves

  • C: Travis d’Arno, Braves
  • 1B: Pete Alonso, Mets
  • 1B: CJ Cron, Rocky Mountains
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
  • 2B: Jake Cronenworth, Padres
  • 3B: Austin Riley, Braves
  • SS: Dansby Swanson, Braves
  • OF: Kyle Schwarber, Phyllis
  • OF: Ian Happ, Cubs
  • OF: Juan Soto, citizens
  • DH: Garrett Cooper, Marlins

Starting pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first half of a baseball game against St. Louis.  Louis Cardinals, Thursday, July 14, 2022, St. Louis.  Louis.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first half of a baseball game against St. Louis. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, July 14, 2022, St. Louis. Louis.
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • LHP: Tyler Anderson, Dodgers
  • Right: Sandy Alcantara, Marlins
  • RHP: Joe Musgrove, Padres
  • Right: Tony Gonsolin, Dodgers
  • Right: Luis Castillo, Reds

Reliever

  • LHP: Joe Mantipli, Diamondbacks
  • Right: Edwin Diaz, Metz
  • Right: Ryan Helsley, Cardinals
  • Right: David Bednar, Pirates.
  • RHP, Devin Williams, Brewers

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How to watch

Time: 20:00 ET

Television: FOX

BroadcastersStory by: Joe Davis & John Smoltz

Where: Dodger Stadium

Location: Los Angeles, California