When are the MLB All-Star reserves announced? Exploring the top AL and NL player options

Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates after a home run against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park
Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates after a home run against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park

After two rounds of voting by fans, the starters for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Wednesday. As soon as this was confirmed, there were several predictions for players to be named as reserves.

The league will reveal the list of pitchers and reserves for the Midsummer Classic on July 7, Sunday. Until then, here's a look at the predictions for the reserves.

In the American League, all the players named in the MLB All-Star lineup undoubtedly deserve to be there. However, there are several standout players who might have made the cut in any other year.

The first name that comes to mind is Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals missing out at shortstop, while the Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker could have been picked in the outfield over Steven Kwan.

Another player who missed out on the starting lineup and is expected to make the reserves is Cleveland's Josh Naylor at first base.

The National League team has three Philadelphia Phillies players, which is justifiable after their dominance in the league this year.

Trea Turner narrowly made shortstop after stiff competition from the Dodgers' Mookie Betts and the Reds' Elly De La Cruz. Some other names likely to make the NL reserves include Freddie Freeman, Marcel Ozuna, Teoscar Hernandez and Jazz Chisholm Jr.


Pitcher predictions for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Here's a look at the predictions for pitchers made by Bleacher Report's Timothy Rapp:

In the AL, the top predictions for starting pitchers are Seth Lugo (Royals), Garrett Crochet (White Sox), Tarik Skubal (Tigers) and Tyler Anderson (Dodgers). Top relief pitchers include Emmanuel Clase (Guardians), Mason Miller (Athletics) and Andres Munoz (Mariners).

Among the pitchers in the NL, the top starting pitchers include Chris Sale (Braves), Reynaldo Lopez (Braves), Paul Skenes (Pirates) and Ranger Suarez (Phillies). Among the relief pitchers, the top names are Ryan Helsley (Cardinals), Kyle Finnegan (Nationals) and Raisel Iglesias (Braves)

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