Sunday, July 1, 2012

Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, & Justin Verlander Named to the All-Star Team

Today the 2012 MLB All-Stars were announced, and the Detroit Tigers will be sending 3 players to the All-Star game in Kansas City this year. Those players will be Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander, and Miguel Cabrera.

Prince Fielder will be the starting first basemen for the AL. In 78 games Fielder is hitting .294 with 12 home runs, 52 RBI, 42 runs scored and has a .371 on-base percentage. This is the 4th all-star selection for Fielder and his first selection as a Tiger.

Justin Verlander has a great chance to be the starting pitcher for the AL. In 17 games started Verlander is 8-5 with a 2.69 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Verlander leads the AL in innings pitched, strikeouts, and complete games. This is 5th all-star selection for Verlander.

Miguel Cabrera was selected as a reserve at 3rd base. In 78 games Cabrera is hitting .315 with 16 home runs, 62 RBI, 45 runs scored and has a .376 on-base percentage. This is Cabrera's 7th all-star selection and 3rd selection as a Tiger. It's also his first selection at 3rd base since 2007.

The All-Star game takes place July 10th at 8PM EST on Fox.

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