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Yankees send Aroldis Chapman to 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Only three Yankees were named to the All-Star team

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Earlier this week we learned that Gary Sanchez and DJ LeMahieu will start in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. As reserves and pitchers were announced tonight, many expected several other Yankees to join the fold. Instead, only Aroldis Chapman heard his name called.

Chapman, 31, has pitched to elite levels this season. He notched 23 saves while posting a 1.36 ERA (1.64 FIP) over 33 innings pitched. His 12.82 K/9 mark is a bit below his career norms, but he also lowered his walk and home run rates. Early concerns over his velocity were spelled as he regularly runs his heater into the triple-digits. Chapman has been as advertised for the Yankees, and that’s good enough for an All-Star selection.

Interestingly enough, no position players were named as reserves. This proves curious considering the team had multiple finalists through the fan vote. Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have All-Star worthy resumes and I’m sure you can have an All-Star Game without Aaron Judge. They could always make the squad as injury replacements, but for now, they’re on the outside looking in.

So for now, it’s just three Yankees going to Cleveland for the July 9 festivities. How do you feel about that? Who do you think should have gone? Let us know in the comment section!