MLB All-Star Game Betting Odds: Selected Pitchers for Both Leagues

2019 MLB All-Star game

Start the second half of the year with the MLB All-Star game, one that should be full of good fun and tons of betting opportunities. Now that the rosters are out let’s check out the Midsummer Classic’s selected pitchers for both leagues, which might give you a better idea of how to bet the game.

MLB All-Star Game

  • When: July 9, 2019
  • Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

MLB All-Star Game National League Pitchers

Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers: LA’s Dave Roberts will be managing the NL team, and he mentioned that he'd be giving Ryu the nod to start, but we’ll see after this afternoon when the starting lineups and pitchers are named in Cleveland. Ryu comes into Tuesday fully rested after making his last start Thursday.

Sandy Alcantara of the Marlins: Alcantara is the first Marlins rookie selected to the NL All-Star roster since José Fernández in 2013. As Miami’s latest acquisition, the right-hander hurls a 99 MPH fastball and has a bright future ahead of him. The All-Star game should be an excellent showcase for the up and comer.

Walker Buehler of the Dodgers: Buehler’s array of fastballs tore through batters all over. After his performance against the Rockies last year in game 163, when he struck out sixteen and only walked one, you can expect plenty of fireworks from Buehler in this game.

Luis Castillo of the Reds: Castillo is the first Reds pitcher to be selected to the All-Star Game since Aroldis Chapman in 2015 and the first starting pitcher since Johnny Cueto and Alfredo Simon in 2014. He’s turned in an astonishing 78 strikeouts this season and will be testing his deceptively slow pitch against the top hitters in the American League.

Jacob deGrom of the Mets: deGrom won’t be flying solo this year as the Met’s Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil join him on the roster. No other Mets player has appeared in back-to-back All-Star games since the 90-91 season when Frank Viola was picked.

Brandon Woodruff of the Brewers: Woodruff replaces Brewers’ teammate Josh Hader for the All-Star game. Woodruff has been the Brewers breakout star in his first full season in the majors. He enters the break tied for the NL lead with ten victories, tied for second with 18 starts and ranked fifth in strikeouts with 126.

Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers: This will be the eighth All-Star appearance for Kershaw. He missed the invitation last year for the first time since 2010, but he made sure his time out of the Midsummer Classic didn’t last long. Though the Dodgers ace is slowing down as he heads deeper into his 30s, he can still bring the heat and the All-Star game is an excellent showcase to prove he’s still got it.

Will Smith of the Giants: It’s Smith’s first run in the All-Star game. But, he’s earned his spot, striking out more than forty percent of the hitters he’s faced. Even if he’s San Francisco’s lone representative on the National League, the left-handed closer should give the NL an edge.

Mike Soroka of the Braves: Soroka is just the second pitcher of 21 years or less to play in the All-Star game for the past 33 seasons. The Braves are the first team in MLB history to have two sub-22-year-olds make the All-Star team. Soroka has already accomplished much of the potential that made him the franchise’s No. 1 pitching prospect and is second in MLB with a 2.13 ERA and fifth in WHIP (0.980).

Kirby Yates of the Padres: He recently broke Heath Bell’s Padres record for the most saves, with 27, and that factor, plus his excellent performance this season, makes him a fan favorite. Yates is just off the pace of Hall-of-Famer Trevor Hoffman’s franchise record of 53 saves ranked seventh in the majors.

MLB All-Star Game American League Pitchers

Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees: He played like an All-Star for the NL team four times, since 2012 to 2015, back when he was part of the Reds’ roster. And now he’s ready for his second straight appearance as a Yankee and as an AL player. Chapman is the only Yankees player added to the roster, but his triple-digit fastball is enough to give the AL an edge.

Gerrit Cole of the Astros: Cole currently leads the American League in strikeouts, and it’s his second straight selection as an All-Star. He joins five other Astros that line up the American League’s ranks.

Lucas Giolito of the White Sox: No righty from the Sox has pitched in one of these games since Jon Garland did it back in 2005. Despite a horrible 2018 season, Giolito turned things around enough to earn him a spot in the AL roster. Giolito now owns a 10-2 record with a 2.87 ERA, an excellent K/BB ratio, and a WHIP that has gone rock bottom low.

Shane Greene of the Tigers: He’s one of the top closers in MLB, period. And his 24 saves are tied for 4th most in baseball. In 31 appearances, he’s posted an 0.87 ERA and 0.839 WHIP.

Brad Hand of the Indians: This is the third straight selection for Hand. He managed to throw a scoreless inning back in 2017 and 2018, and he’s ready for more. Hand has jumpstarted his career, transforming himself into one of the game's most effective and versatile relievers. In 38 appearances this season, Hand owns a 2.47 ERA and 53 strikeouts over 43 2/3 innings.

John Means of the Orioles: Means earned an All-Star spot after excelling as a rookie starter, with a 2.65 ERA in 13 outings. Means is the first Orioles starter to be selected for the All-Star Game since Chris Tillman in 2013.

Jose Berrios of the Twins: Berrios replaces Odorrizi in the AL roster, owning an 8-4 record, 2.89 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, .235 BAA, and 102 strikeouts in 112 innings

Ryan Pressly of the Astros: He just recorded an MLB record this season, with forty straight scoreless appearances, and he’s doubtlessly earned his ticket to the All-Star match. Pressly had a terrific second half with the Astros last year, posting a 0.77 ERA and 0.60 WHIP in 26 games after being acquired from the Twins. He struck out 32 batters and walked just three in 23 1/3 innings.

Justin Verlander of the Astros: He, along with Clayton Kershaw are tied for most All-Star seasons, and at age 36, he’s still a dominating force as a pitcher.