Are your stars aligning for 2020?

2019 All-Star Game starters, reserves and pitchers have been announced, giving us a chance for an early peek at who might hold the upper hand in the 2020 Strat season. And the answer is: West Atlanta, with seven of the 64 representatives. The Crush’s strategy of punting on the 2019 season and drafting for the future looks to be paying early dividends, with five pitchers highlighting West Atlanta’s representation in Cleveland on July 9.

Bushwood checks in next with six representatives, three hitters and three pitchers. Three clubs — Margaritaville, Boulder and Dyersville — boast five representatives at this point.

There are seven all-stars who currently are not on any teams, either because they weren’t drafted or don’t yet have a card.

In the reshuffled divisional alignment, the new South and new North divisions have nearly identical aggregate All-Stars (22 and 21), while the new West can claim just 14. Here’s a look at the team-by-team totals:

NORTH (21) SOUTH (22) WEST (14)
Bushwood (6) West Atlanta (7) Dyersville (5)
Margaritaville (5) Boulder (5) Tatooine (3)
Satellite Beach (4) S. Grand Prairie (4) Applegate (3)
Destin (3) Savannah (4) Bismarck (2)
New New York (3) Greendale (2) Superior (1)

Free agents: 7

Here’s the complete rundown of all-star starters, reserves and pitchers as originally announced (before changes):

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Starters
C: Gary Sánchez, Yankees, Margaritaville
1B: Carlos Santana, Indians, S. Grand Prairie
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees, S. Grand Prairie
3B: Alex Bregman, Astros, Dyersville
SS: Jorge Polanco, Twins, Greendale
OF: Mike Trout, Angels, Boulder
OF: George Springer, Astros, Bushwood
OF: Michael Brantley, Astros, Boulder
DH: Hunter Pence, Rangers, Free Agent

Reserves
C: James McCann, White Sox, Free Agent
1B: José Abreu, White Sox, Dyersville
1B: Daniel Vogelbach, Mariners, Free Agent
2B: Tommy La Stella, Angels, Free Agent
3B: Matt Chapman, A’s, New New York
SS: Francisco Lindor, Indians, Margaritaville
OF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox, Savannah
OF: Joey Gallo, Rangers, Bushwood
OF: Austin Meadows, Rays, Superior
OF: Whit Merrifield , Royals, Boulder
DH: J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, New New York

Pitchers
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Yankees, Tatooine
RHP: Gerrit Cole, Astros, Destin
RHP: Lucas Giolito, White Sox, West Atlanta
RHP: Shane Greene, Tigers, Free Agent
LHP: Brad Hand, Indians, S. Grand Prairie
LHP: John Means, Orioles, Free Agent
LHP: Mike Minor, Rangers, Margaritaville
RHP: Charlie Morton , Rays, Satellite Beach
RHP: Jake Odorizzi, Twins, Bismarck
RHP: Ryan Pressly , Astros, Bushwood
RHP: Marcus Stroman , Blue Jays, West Atlanta
RHP: Justin Verlander, Astros, Bushwood

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Starters
C: Willson Contreras, Cubs, Applegate
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves, Tatooine
2B: Ketel Marte, D-backs, Savannah
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies, Savannah
SS: Javier Báez, Cubs, Dyersville
OF: Christian Yelich, Brewers, New New York
OF: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers, Satellite Beach
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves, Destin

Reserves
C: Yasmani Grandal, Brewers, Tatooine
C: J.T. Realmuto, Phillies, Satellite Beach
1B: Pete Alonso, Mets, Free Agent
1B: Josh Bell, Pirates, Applegate
2B: Mike Moustakas, Brewers, Destin
3B: Kris Bryant, Cubs, Margaritaville
3B: Anthony Rendon, Nationals, Satellite Beach
SS: Paul DeJong, Cardinals, Bushwood
SS: Trevor Story, Rockies, Boulder
OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies, Savannah
OF: David Dahl, Rockies, West Atlanta
OF: Jeff McNeil, Mets, West Atlanta

Pitchers
RHP: Sandy Alcantara, Marlins, West Atlanta
RHP: Walker Buehler, Dodgers, Dyersville
RHP: Luis Castillo , Reds, Margaritaville
RHP: Jacob deGrom, Mets, Bushwood
RHP: Zack Greinke, D-backs, Bismarck
LHP: Josh Hader, Brewers, Boulder
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, Greendale
LHP: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers, West Atlanta
RHP: Max Scherzer, Nationals, S. Grand Prairie
LHP: Will Smith, Giants, Applegate
RHP: Mike Soroka, Braves, West Atlanta
RHP: Kirby Yates, Padres, Dyersville

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