Four New York Yankees have been selected to represent the organization next week in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week.
Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, and Aroldis Chapman will all attend festivities beginning with the T-Moblie Home Run Derby and All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Nationals Park.
The All-Star Futures Game will precede the Derby on Sunday, with Justus Sheffield being the Yankees lone representative in the event.
Aaron Judge (2nd Selection)
Judge will make his second start in as many years for the American League and is just the first Yankees outfielder to be selected by the fans to start the all-star game since 2013. Last year, The California native was one of six position players that were selected in the First-Year Player Draft by New York to make the All-Star team as a Yankee (Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Brett Gardner, Don Mattingly, and Thurman Munson). Judge is slashing .280/.399/.572 with a team-high 25 home runs and 58 RBI’s. Unlike last year, he will not be participating in the home run derby, which he won last year at Marlins Park.
Gleyber Torres (1st Selection)
Torres becomes the fourth Yankee to be named to the American League All-Star team at age 21 or younger (joining Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Randolph). He also joins Judge, Dellin Betances, and Masahiro Tanaka as to be the last Yankees rookies to make the All-Star team since 2014. Due to a strained right hip, Torres will probably not see any game action next Tuesday. Since being called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the youngster has hit .249 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI’s.
Luis Severino (2nd Selection)
Severino is the first Yankee starter since CC Sabathia (2010-2012) to be selected to the All-Star team in consecutive seasons. As it stands now, he is lined up to start the exhibition contest and is slated to make his next regular season start on Thursday at Cleveland thus making him available to pitch on regular days rest. At 14-2 with a 2.12 ERA, Severino has earned the title of one of the game’s true ace’s.
Aroldis Chapman (5th Selection)
The Cuban flame-thrower was named a National League All-Star from 2012-2015 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. However, this is his first American League All-Star selection. It is unknown if the right-handed closer will participate in the contest due to knee tendinitis. This season Chapman is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA.
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