In order to make the game exciting for the viewers, a fan vote helps determine the All-Star rosters for both leagues.
"We are proud to have three former Legends recognized in this season's MLB All-Star Game".
Reigning American League Most Valuable Player Jose Altuve, who received more fan votes than any other player on the ballot, will be in the starting nine during the All-Star Game.
The American Leagues best second baseman is Jose Altuve. The second baseman also stole 39 bases for Lexington and was a South Atlantic League mid-season and postseason All-Star.
Adell, the Angels top selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, has been tearing apart pitchers in Class A Advanced since being called up in June, batting.315 with.954 OPS, 11 home runs, two triples, 12 doubles and 29 RBIs over 39 games.
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Outfielder Mookie Betts and designated hitter J.D. Martinez are in the American League's starting lineup representing the Red Sox and will be joined by teammates Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel and Mitch Moreland. The National League, originally founded in 1876, consists of the following teams: Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Braves; Chicago Cubs; Cincinnati Reds; Colorado Rockies; Los Angeles Dodgers; Miami Marlins; Milwaukee Brewers; New York Mets; Philadelphia Phillies; Pittsburgh Pirates; San Diego Padres; San Francisco Giants; St. Louis Cardinals; and Washington Nationals. He has struck out 46 batters and has allowed 35 hits in those innings.
The Legends will also have Seuly Matias participating in the highly regarded Futures Game during the All-Star festivities. This will be Matias' first Futures Game and is the lone representative of the Kansas City Royals.
Unfortunately, the process still isn't flawless, and more deserving players will either get in on the Final Vote, or are going to be enjoying the 89th Midsummer Classic at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. from their couch. All four umpires will be on the field for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16th.
The Futures Game airs live on MLB Netwrok.