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Angels outfielder Mike Trout selected to American League All-Star team for seventh straight season

SS Andrelton Simmons selected as one of five Final Vote candidates

Outfielder Mike Trout has been selected to start for the American League in the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. He joins Rod Carew (1979-84) as the only Angels players to be selected as a starter in six consecutive All-Star Games. Additionally, he becomes the first A.L. outfielder with six consecutive fan elections since Manny Ramirez (2001-06).

Selected onto the team via fan voting, Trout was tabbed as an All-Star for the seventh consecutive season and was named as a starter for the sixth straight time. With his seven All-Star game nods, Trout now has the record for the most in franchise history, passing the six nominations by Jim Fregosi (1964 & '66-70) and Rod Carew (1979-84). Additionally, he would become just the seventh American Leaguer to start at least five All-Star games before turning 27, joining Joe DiMaggio (6), Mickey Mantle (6), Ivan Rodriguez (6), Rod Carew (5), Ken Griffey Jr. (5) and Al Kaline (5). Trout was selected to start last year but did not play due to a left thumb ligament injury. (STATS LLC).

Outfielder Mike Trout has been selected to start for the American League in the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. He joins Rod Carew (1979-84) as the only Angels players to be selected as a starter in six consecutive All-Star Games. Additionally, he becomes the first A.L. outfielder with six consecutive fan elections since Manny Ramirez (2001-06).

Selected onto the team via fan voting, Trout was tabbed as an All-Star for the seventh consecutive season and was named as a starter for the sixth straight time. With his seven All-Star game nods, Trout now has the record for the most in franchise history, passing the six nominations by Jim Fregosi (1964 & '66-70) and Rod Carew (1979-84). Additionally, he would become just the seventh American Leaguer to start at least five All-Star games before turning 27, joining Joe DiMaggio (6), Mickey Mantle (6), Ivan Rodriguez (6), Rod Carew (5), Ken Griffey Jr. (5) and Al Kaline (5). Trout was selected to start last year but did not play due to a left thumb ligament injury. (STATS LLC).

Trout is batting .312 (97/311) with 18 doubles, three triples, 25 home runs, 50 RBI, 68 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 90 games this season. He has joined Jeff Bagwell (1999) as the only players with 25 home runs, 10 stolen bases and 75 walks prior to the All-Star Break. Trout is just the sixth player all time to collect 15 home runs before the Midsummer Classic six times before his age-27 campaign, joining Miguel Cabrera (2004-09), Albert Pujols (2001-06), Alex Rodriguez (1996 & 98-02), Orlando Cepeda (1958-63) and Jimmie Foxx (1929-34). 

In his five previous All-Star Game appearances, Trout has amassed a .462 average (6/13) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, three RBI, two walks and three runs scored. He became the first player to win the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in consecutive seasons after winning the honors in 2014 and 2015. His six All-Star Game hits are the most in Angels history and are tied for sixth most by any player before turning 27, trailing Al Kaline (10), Johnny Bench (8), Ken Griffey Jr. (8), Mickey Mantle (7) and Joe Medwick (7). 

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons is seeking his first career All-Star Game selection and has been selected as one of the five Final Vote candidates for the final roster spot on the American League All-Star squad. This season, Simmons is batting .312 (91/292) with 16 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 39 RBI in 59 games for the Angels. He ranks fifth in the A.L. in batting average and ranks second in the Majors (min. 650 innings) with 11 Defensive Runs Saved (Fangraphs). This season, he strikes out once every 21.67 plate appearances, which is the best rate in Majors. Voting for the Final Vote will take place on MLB.com. 

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