Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential 2021 All-Stars

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Jul 14, 2020; Los Angeles, California, United States; A 2022 MLB All Star game sign above the right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the MLB All-Star Game set to return in July 2021, let’s take a look at some players who could potentially be selected to represent the Pittsburgh Pirates in next season’s Mid-Summer Classic

The 2020 MLB season was unlike any that came before it. Between dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, playing just 60 games, having a universal DH, and the runner on second base in extra innings rule were just some of what was different. These differneces impact the Pittsburgh Pirates and all of MLB.

One other major differences for 2020 was the lack of a MLB All-Star Game. Due to the season not starting until late July, the Mid-Summer Classic was not played in 2020. However, in 2021, the game is scheduled to make a return, and to be played at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta on July 13th. This is sure to be an All-Star Game that will present plenty of it’s own challenges due to the ongoing pandemic.

Each MLB team must have at least one player selected to the All-Star Game each season. So, who could represent the Pittsburgh Pirates in Atlanta next summer? Today, we will look to answer that question.

This is not to say the Pittsburgh Pirates will have just one National League All-Star in 2021. It is also not to say they will have multiple. We will, however, look at a few Pirate players who have the potential to be a NL All-Star in 2021.

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