MLB All-Star Week Full Schedule of Events: Celebrity Game, Home Run Derby & More

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The Toronto Blue Jays should be well-represented when the annual MLB All-Star game takes place in Seattle next month.

The game is a tentpole event for the league and is considered by many to be the most authentic and competitive of the “big four” All-Star showcases.

The game is only one facet of All-Star week (July 7-11). A week’s worth of baseball experiences will lead into the 93rd edition of the Midsummer Classic, presented by Mastercard.

Friday July 7th - HBCU Swingman Classic

This year’s festivities will feature a new wrinkle, the HBCU Swingman Classic, presented by T-Mobile. Baseball student-athletes from Division I Historically Black Colleges and Universities will display their talents on a grand stage. The history and importance of their institutions will be highlighted throughout the broadcast.

Saturday July 8th – Futures Game, Celebrity Softball Game

The following day, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will include some of the best and brightest prospects from around baseball. It’s a massive spotlight for young players who aspire to be in the big leagues in short order.

Following the All-Star Futures game, stars from the world of pop culture and entertainment will take part in the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, presented by Corona. The roster for this year’s exhibition includes actor Adam Devine of Pitch Perfect fame, U.S. Olympian Chloe Kim, and NBA stars Zach LaVine and Donovan Mitchell.

This is also the first day the Capital One Play Ball Park is available to fans. Held at Lumen Field, adjacent to T-Mobile Park, activities will be held for fans of all ages and will be available until the day of the All-Star game.

Sunday July 9th – MLB Draft Day

This is one day where there is no Sunday Night Baseball. Instead, MLB has moved this exciting day for young baseball players to be included as part of All-Star week. The first round will be held on Sunday evening, while the subsequent rounds will unfold over the next two days.

Monday July 10th – Home Run Derby

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby has become an extravaganza that baseball enthusiasts look forward to. The change in the format a few years ago energized an event that had become stagnant. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but 2-time champ and current NL home run leader Pete Alonso is a solid bet to be there. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put on a show in 2019, but Bo Bichette is the Jays’ best candidate to participate this year. Juan Soto, the 2022 winner, is expected to attempt to defend his crown, and last year’s runner-up and hometown favorite, Julio Rodriguez, has agreed to return.

Tuesday July 11th – MLB All-Star Game

After the young stars get their chance to shine, the “big boys” get their chance on Tuesday night. Phase one of fan voting has been completed, and Bichette, Guerrero Jr., Matt Chapman, Whit Merrifield, and Kevin Kiermaier all have a chance to represent the Blue Jays. Additionally, pitchers Kevin Gausman, Jordan Romano, and Erik Swanson could be in Seattle for the big game.