Believe it or not, it’s time for the 2019 MLB All-Star Week. The season just flies by, doesn’t it? As the unofficial first half draws to a close, all eyes shift towards Cleveland, home of this year’s Midsummer Classic. The Yankees will send five players to the festivities: Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Aroldis Chapman, and Masahiro Tanaka.
The action gets underway this evening with the All-Star Futures Game. Top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia will start the game for the American League. The 20-year-old owns a 3.01 ERA (1.87 FIP) with an absurd 14.94 K/9 rate across two levels (High-A and Double-A) this season. This is likely your best chance to see Garcia in action in 2019, barring a promotion in September.
The Yankees have no representatives in this year’s Home Run Derby, and that’s a bit of a bummer. Instead, you’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see the Bombers during the All-Star Game itself. Sanchez and LeMahieu will play in the starting lineup, and you can expect Torres to get an at-bat or two later in the game. Chapman will likely see late-innings action, but I’m not so sure about Tanaka. It would be cool to get everyone in the game.
All-Star schedule of events
all times ET
7 p.m. - All-Star Futures Game (MLB Network, MLB.com, SiriusXM)
8 p.m. - Home Run Derby (ESPN, WatchESPN app)
10 p.m. - All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. - 2019 MLB All-Star Game (Fox, FOX Sports GO)