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4 Yankees, 1 Met Selected To All-Star Game

July 09, 2018 - 9:15 am
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By WFAN.com

At least four Yankees will represent their team at next week's All-Star Game, while only one Met will be on hand in Washington, D.C.

Aaron Judge was voted in as a starting outfielder. Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres was selected as a reserve, while starting pitcher Luis Severino and closer Aroldis Chapman also made the cut.

Ace pitcher Jacob deGrom was the Mets' lone selection.

Judge, headed to his second Mid-Summer Classic in his sophomore season, is batting .280 with 25 homers and 58 RBIs. He trails only the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez for the MLB lead in homers.

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Since making his big-league debut April 22, the 21-year-old Torres is hitting .294 with 15 homers and 42 RBIs. Torres was placed on the 10-day disabled list July 4 with a hip strain, an injury that could jeopardize his participation in the July 17 All-Star Game.

"Wow what can I say...just a big thank you to all the fans who voted for me and my teammates," Torres wrote on Twitter. "It’s a humblling experience to be selected to my first All-Star game."

Severino is a candidate to start the game for the AL. Headed to his second straight All-Star Game, the Yanks' ace is 14-2 with a 2.12 ERA. The 24-year-old right-hander leads the majors in victories.

"I am thrilled and honored to be representing the Yankees, New York City and the Dominican Republic as a member of the AL All Star Team," Severino said on Twiter. "I would like to thank the fans for their support, the Yankees organization my peers that selected me to the team and most importantly my family!"

Chapman, selected to his fifth Mid-Summer Classic, is third in the American League with 24 saves. The flame-throwing lefty is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and has 66 strikeouts in 38 innings.

Giancarlo Stanton could potentially join his teammates in D.C. The slugger, who is hitting .267 with 21 homers in his first season in New York, is among the five candidates included in the Final Vote, in which fans will decide the last roster spot in each league. Stanton is going up against Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

DeGrom, meanwhile, has been a regular victim of poor run support from the Mets. The right-hander leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA, but has just a 5-4 record to show for it.

The Astros, Indians and Red Sox had the most All-Stars -- five each. The Atlanta Braves had four, the most in the National League.

The NL Final Vote candidates are Dodgers infielder Max Muncy, Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and Nationals shortstop Trea Turner.

The full rosters (* indicates starters)

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox*
Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros*
Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians*
Manny Machado, SS, Orioles*
Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox*
Mike Trout, OF, Angels*
Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees*
Wilson Ramos, C, Rays*
J.D. Martinez, DH, Red Sox
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Red Sox
Gleyber Torres, 2B, Yankees
Alex Bregman, 3B, Astros
Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians
Michael Brantley, OF, Indians
Mitch Haniger, OF, Mariners
George Springer, OF, Astros
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Rangers
Salvador Perez, C, Royals
Nelson Cruz, C, Mariners
Trevor Bauer, P, Indians
Jose Berrios, P, Twins
Aroldis Chapman, P, Yankees
Gerrit Cole, P, Astros
Edwin Diaz, P, Mariners
J.A. Happ, P, Blue Jays
Joe Jimenez, P, Tigers
Craig Kimbrel, P, Red Sox
Corey Kluber, P, Indians
Chris Sale, P, Red Sox
Luis Severino, P, Yankees
Blake Treinen, P, A's
Justin Verlander, P, Astros

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves*
Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs*
Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies*
Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants*
Nick Markakis, OF, Braves*
Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers*
Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals*
Willson Contreras, C, Cubs*
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks
Joey Votto, 1B, Reds
Ozzie Albies, 2B, Braves
Scooter Gennett, 2B, Reds
Eugenio Suarez, 3B, Reds
Trevor Story, SS, Rockies
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Rockies
Lorenzo Cain, OF, Brewers
Christian Yelich, OF, Brewers
Buster Posey, C, Giants
J.T. Realmuto, C, Marlins
Patrick Corbin, P, Diamondbacks
Jacob deGrom, P, Mets
Sean Doolittle, P, Nationals
Mike Foltynewicz, P, Braves
Josh Hader, P, Brewers
Brad Hand, P, Padres
Kenley Jansen, P, Dodgers
Jon Lester, P, Cubs
Miles Mikolas, P, Cardinals
Aaron Nola, P, Phillies
Max Scherzer, P, Nationals
Felipe Vazquez, P, Pirates