2017 Prediction MLB All Star Game
American League has won four straight
The winner of the MLB All-Star Game won’t get home-field advantage in the World Series. Instead payers on the winning team will receive a $20,000 bonus. The National League leads the overall, 43-42-2. However, the American League has gone 22-6-1 since 1988. The American League has won the last four All-Star games.
2017 MLB All-Star Game American League Players
The Houston Astros Altuve has been sensational this season with 18 steals, 25 doubles, 13 homers, 50 RBI, sixty two runs scored with a .347 average, .551 slugging and .417 OBP.
The American League lineup is loaded; rookie Aaron Judge (30 hr, 66 RBI, 1.139 OPS). Astros outfielder George Springer, (27 homers and 61 RBI). First baseman Justin Smoak (.294, 23 home runs, 56 RBI), catcher Salvador Perez (.290, 18 home runs, 57 RBI) and DH Corey Dickerson (.312, 17 home runs, 42 RBI) make this a powerful offense.
The American League pitching is not as strong. Outside of Chris Sale and his top stats, (11-4) with a 2.75 ERA and 178 strikeouts (leads majors) in 127.2 innings. The American League is not as strong as the National League (note. without Kershaw the National League has taken a step down). Jason Vargas (12-3, 2.62 ERA) and Lance McCullers (7-2, 3.05 ERA), Chris Archer (7-5, 3.76 ERA), Yu Darvish (6-8, 3.49 ERA), Luis Severino (5-4, 3.44 ERA), Ervin Santana (10-6, 2.99 ERA) and Corey Kluber (7-3, 2.80 ERA).
2017 MLB All-Star Game National League Players
The National League will counter with the second best pitcher in baseball. Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, who is 14-2 with a 2.18 ERA and 159 strikeouts will not be playing. However, he is not the only ace on the National League team. The second best pitcher in baseball is the Washington Nationals Max Scherzer, who leads MLB with a (2.10 ERA), and is second in strikeouts (173). He also has an incredible 0.78 WHIP in 128.1 innings. The National League pitchers include; Robbie Ray (8-4, 2.97 ERA), Zack Greinke (11-four, 2.86 ERA).
On offense, the National League is not as good as the American League. At 1B Ryan Zimmerman (19 hr, .969 OPS), 2B Daniel Murphy (.342, 64 RBI), OF Bryce Harper (1.012 ops, 20 home runs), OF Marcell Ozuna (23 home runs, 69 RBI), OF Giancarlo Stanton (.277, 26 home runs), 1B Joey Votto (.315, 26 home runs), Cody Bellinger (.261, 25 home runs), 3B Justin Turner (.377, .473 OBP), SS Corey Seager (.298, 13 home runs).
2017 MLB All-Star Game Prediction
Aaron Judge vs Clayton Kershaw? That is the match up I wanted to see. However, he won’t be pitching because he pitched on Sunday. Instead he will be replaced by Alex Wood. Alex Wood has gone 10-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 80.2 innings. However, he has never faced a lineup like this.
The American League is 13-3-1 this century. The National League chance to break the string of American League victories ended when the Dodgers used Kershaw on Sunday.