Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, RF Derek Jeter, N.Y. Yankees, SS Miguel Cabrera, Detroit, 1B Josh Hamilton, Texas, CF Vladimir Guerrero, Texas, DH Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay, 3B Joe Mauer, Minnesota, C Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees,
2B Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay, LF David Price, Tampa Bay, SP
“The command and how to pitch — these guys, they are definitely taught more and they can handle situations better,” said NL manager Charlie Manuel of the Phillies. “And I think that you’re going to see that in the near future, they just keep getting better.”
The influx of young pitching has caused a wave of turnover on the all-star rosters. Of the 16 pitchers on the National League roster (including injured ones who won’t participate), seven are first-time allstars. On the American League side, 10 of the 18 pitchers are first-timers.
“Kids growing up in the past wanted to be hitters. Now I think it’s cool to be a pitcher,” the Yankees’ Hughes said.