October 4, 2017

2017 National League All-Star team



The Washington Nationals lead my National League All-Star team with four players, including three starting pitchers, and nearly added a fourth in third baseman Anthony Rendon.
— Kevin Brewer

Catcher | Buster Posey, Giants

First base | Joey Votto, Reds

2. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks

Second base | Daniel Murphy, Nationals

Third base | Nolan Arenado, Rockies

2. Anthony Rendon, Nationals
3. Kris Bryant, Cubs

Shortstop | Corey Seager, Dodgers

Left field | Marcell Ozuna, Marlins

Center field | Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

Right field | Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Starting pitchers | 1. Max Scherzer, Nationals

2. Gio Gonzalez, Nationals
3. Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks
4. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
5. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

Reliever | Corey Knebel, Brewers

2. Kenley Jansen, Dodgers

The Nationals also take home two awards.

Babe Ruth Award | Joey Votto, Reds

2. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
3. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

Walter Johnson Award | Max Scherzer, Nationals

Pee Wee Reese Award | Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals

Connie Mack Award | Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks

2. Dave Roberts, Dodgers
3. Bud Black, Rockies

Jackie Robinson Award | Cody Bellinger, Dodgers

October 3, 2017

2017 American League All-Star team



The New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland lead the American League All-Star team with three players each.
— Kevin Brewer

Catcher | Gary Sanchez, Yankees

First base | Eric Hosmer, Royals

2. Jose Abreu, White Sox

Second base | Jose Altuve, Astros

Third base | Jose Ramirez, Cleveland

Shortstop | Andrelton Simmons, Angels

2. Francisco Lindor, Cleveland

Left field | Justin Upton, Tigers-Angels

Center field | Mike Trout, Angels

Right field | Aaron Judge, Yankees

2. Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Designated hitter | Nelson Cruz, Mariners

Starting pitchers | 1. Corey Kluber, Cleveland

2. Chris Sale, Red Sox
3. Justin Verlander, Tigers-Astros
4. Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland
5. Luis Severino, Yankees

Reliever | Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox.

The Astros take home three awards.

Babe Ruth Award | Jose Altuve, Astros

2. Aaron Judge, Yankees
3. Mike Trout, Angels
4. Corey Kluber, Cleveland
5. Jose Ramirez, Cleveland

Walter Johnson Award | Corey Kluber, Cleveland

Pee Wee Reese Award | Justin Verlander, Astros

Connie Mack Award | A.J. Hinch, Astros

2. Terry Francona, Cleveland
3. Paul Molitor, Twins

Jackie Robinson Award | Aaron Judge, Yankees

July 24, 2017

Matt Strahm



2019 age | 27
2019 salary | $581,700

Contract status | Signed through 2019
Arbitration eligible | 2020

Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Royals (2016-17), Padres (2018-present)
Acquired | Traded by the Royals with Travis Wood, Esteury Ruiz and cash to the Padres for Ryan Buchter, Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer on July 24, 2017.

April 26, 2017

Kirby Yates



2019 age | 32
2019 salary | $3,062,000

Contract status | Signed a one-year, $3,062,000 contract with the Padres on Jan. 11, 2019.

Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Rays (2014-15), Yankees (16), Angles (17), Padres (17-19)
Acquired | Selected off waivers by the Padres from the Angels on April 26, 2017.