Detroit Tigers: All you need to know for the MLB All-Star Game 2021

Tigers reliever Gregory Soto pitches during the ninth inning of the Tigers' 6-5 win over the White Sox on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Comerica Park.Tigers
Tigers reliever Gregory Soto pitches during the ninth inning of the Tigers' 6-5 win over the White Sox on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Comerica Park.Tigers /
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There is a lot going on tomorrow for the All-Star game involving the Detroit Tigers. Here is all you need to know.

Major League Baseball has decided to give the fans an action packed Sunday filled with baseball. With the slated games on the schedule including the Detroit Tigers game starting at 2:10 PM, Tigers fans will have to channel surf a bit.

This marks the first time the All-Star Game has been played at Coors Field since 1998. The American League won that game 13 to 8. The Tigers are sending a lone rep in Gregory Soto, who is the first Detroit Tigers home grown left-hander pitcher to be chosen since Justin Thompson in 1997.  Soto is the second international signing Detroit has sent to the All-Star Game in the last decade with Joe Jimenez being the other.

Despite Jonathan Schoop deserving at least some consideration for the All-Star team, Joey Wendle was annouced today he was the replacment for Jose Altuve. 

So let’s lay out the Sunday activities surrounding the Detroit Tigers:

The 2021 SiriusXM All-Star MLB Futures Game:

  • Starts at 3pm EST and can be watched on the MLB Network or on livestream at MLB.com
  • The format is American League versus National League format. It was once U.S versus the World.
  • The game will be only seven innings
  • The Detroit Tigers are sending Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene. Torkelson (Number 3 on MLB Pipeline Top 100) and Greene (number 15 on MLB Pipeline) represent just two of the 31 MLB Pipeline Top 100 prospects that will be playing in the game.
  • Former reliever LaTroy Hawkins will be the manager for the AL while former Rockies infielder Vinny Castilla will be the manager for the NL.
  • Adley Rutchmann, Bobby Witt Jr, Jarred Kelenic and Austin Martin, among others, will be joining Torkelson and Greene.
  • Past Tigers alumni who have played in the Futures Game included Miguel Cabrera, (2001 and 2002) Justin Verlander (2005), Joe Jimenez (2015 and 2016) James McCann (2013) Brandon Inge (2000) Nick Castellanos (Futures Game MVP in 2012)

The 2021 MLB Draft

  • July 11-13 in Denver
  • First day start time is 7:07 PM ET. Day 2 starts at 1:00 PM ET and Day 3 starts at 12 PM ET
  • Where can I watch it? MLB Network and ESPN for Day 1 or you can livestream it on MLB.com for all three days.
  • Where are the Detroit Tigers picking at on Day 1? They have the 3rd pick and the 32nd pick in the Competitive Balance Round A.

Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

  • Monday July 12, the MLB Home Run Derby will be on ESPN starting at 8pm.
  • Tuesday, July 13, the All-Star Game will start at 8pm and that can be found on Fox.

Dropping later on today, Chris Brown will have a list of players the Detroit Tigers are targeting so you can follow along.

Next. A breakdown of Matt Manning's Friday night start against the Twins. dark

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