aaron judge new york yankeesThe New York Yankees enter the All-Star break with one of the best records in baseball (62-33) and now some of their brightest stars will get a chance to shine in the Nation’s capital at the 2018 All-Star game.

The four Yankees that were selected for this season’s mid-summer classic in Washington D.C are: closer Aroldis Chapman, starting pitcher Luis Severino, outfielder Aaron Judge and second rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres.

Chapman was named to his fifth career All-Star team. The hard-throwing lefty entered the mid-season break fourth among A.L relief pitchers with a 1.35 ERA, third with 26 saves and first with a .126 batting average against.

Chapman’s 15.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched were second among American League relievers, trailing only teammate Dellin Betances.

Aaron Judge was selected by the fans to his second career All-Star game. He’s been chosen as the American League starting right fielder for the second straight year.

He arrives on D.C third in all of baseball with 25 home runs and sixth in the A.L with a .937 OPS. His first-half numbers also include 60 runs batted in and a .260 batting average.

Severino was selected to his second straight All-Star team, becoming the first Yankees starting pitcher to be named to consecutive All-Star teams since C.C Sabathia’s three straight appearances from 2010 to 2012.

The Yankees ace was brilliant in the first half as he went 14-2, with a 2.31 ERA, while holding the opposition to a .209 batting average. His 14 wins led all of baseball, while his ERA was fifth among A.L starters.

Torres meanwhile is just the fourth Yankee to make the mid-summer classic at age 21 or younger. Despite making his debut on April 22 his .294 batting average and .555 slugging percentage at the break led all major league rookies with at least 215 at-bats. Furthermore, his 15 home runs were also the most among A.L first timers.




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