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The IBWAA MLB All-Stars!


The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) conducted its third annual All-Star election. All IBWAA members were eligible to cast a ballot.

Each roster includes 20 position players with at least three catchers, two players at each infield position, five outfielders, and one designated hitter. Each roster also includes 12 pitchers with a minimum of six starters and two relievers. This year, the AL has an additional position player because Shohei Ohtani was elected as both a pitcher and a designated hitter.

The rosters are as follows (starters in bold):

American League

C: BAL Adley Rutschman, TEX Jonah Heim, KCR Salvador Perez

1B: TBR Yandy Díaz, TOR Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.

2B: TEX Marcus Semien, TOR Whit Merrifield

3B: CLE José Ramírez, TOR Matt Chapman, TEX Josh Jung

SS: TOR Bo Bichette, TBR Wander Franco, TEX Corey Seager

OF: TBR Randy Arozarena, NYY Aaron Judge, LAA Mike Trout, TEX Adolis García, CWS Luis Robert, Jr., BOS Masataka Yoshida

DH: LAA Shohei Ohtani, HOU Yordan Álvarez

SP: TEX Nathan Eovaldi, SEA Luis Castillo, NYY Gerrit Cole, TOR Kevin Gausman, TEX Jon Gray, MIN Sonny Gray, TBR Shane McClanahan, LAA Shohei Ohtani, MIN Joe Ryan, HOU Framber Valdez

RP: BAL Félix Bautista, CLE Emmanuel Clase

National League

C: LAD Will Smith, COL Elias Díaz, ATL Sean Murphy

1B: LAD Freddie Freeman, NYM Pete Alonso, STL Paul Goldschmidt

2B: MIA Luis Arraez, ATL Ozzie Albies

3B: STL Nolan Arenado, ATL Austin Riley

SS: CHC Dansby Swanson, ATL Orlando Arcia, NYM Francisco Lindor

OF: ATL Ronald Acuña, Jr., LAD Mookie Betts, ARI Corbin Carroll, SDP Juan Soto, SDP Fernando Tatis, Jr.

DH: LAD J.D. Martinez, MIA Jorge Soler

SP: CHC Marcus Stroman, ATL Bryce Elder, ARI Zac Gallen, PIT Mitch Keller, ARI Merrill Kelly, LAD Clayton Kershaw, CHC Justin Steele, ATL Spencer Strider, SFG Logan Webb, PHI Zach Wheeler

RP: PIT David Bednar, CIN Alexis Díaz


The IBWAA endeavors to serve the baseball writing community, representing more than 800 baseball content creators. We strive to increase visibility, networking, and opportunities for all of our members. In addition to preseason predictions, the IBWAA also conducts elections for regular season awards in September and the Hall of Fame in December.

Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers and content creators. For more information please visit


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