Mike Soroka will join Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr. as part of the National League’s 2019 MLB All-Star team. Soroka was announced to the NL’s pitching staff as reserves and pitchers were named in a selection show on Sunday evening.
Soroka has been outstanding this season posting a 2.13 ERA (3.14 FIP) in 14 starts this season. Here is a look at the rest of the NL roster. Soroka predictably was all smiles while discussing his All-Star nod.
Here is a look at the rest of the NL’s pitching staff.
National League Pitching Staff
NL Pitching Staff— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) June 30, 2019
Mike Soroka, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Luis Castillo, Walker Buehler, Sandy Alcantara, Will Smith, Kirby Yates, Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Hader
National League Reserves
NL All-Star reserves:— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) June 30, 2019
Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Josh Bell, Anthony Rendon, Paul DeJong, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Trevor Story, Kris Bryant, Mike Moustakas, Yasmani Grandal, J.T. Realmuto
Mets rookie Pete Alonso and outfielder Jeff McNeil will make their first All-Star game appearances for the NL squad. Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell is also a reserve after finishing second to Freeman in the fan vote.
Here is a look at the American League rosters.
American League Pitching Staff
AL Pitching staff— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) June 30, 2019
Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Ryan Pressly, Lucas Giolito, Mike Minor, Jake Odorizzi, Marcus Stroman, John Means, Shane Greene, Aroldis Chapman, Brad Hand, Charlie Morton
American League Reserves
AL All-Star Reserves— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) June 30, 2019
Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Matt Chapman, Austin Meadows, Joey Gallo, Tommy La Stella, James McCann, Daniel Vogelbach, Whit Merrifield, Jose Abreu, Francisco Lindor
Former Braves Tommy La Stella, Mike Minor and Charlie Morton were named to the American League squad. La Stella and Minor will be making their first appearance in the All-Star Game while it will be Morton’s second appearance.
The MLB All-Star Game will take place on July 9 in Cleveland.