Major League Baseball is reaching its midseason break and that means All-Star week is upon us. There will be plenty of time to break down the critical storylines heading into the second half of the season, but for a few days we get some exhibition fun.
The All-Star festivities open with the Futures Game and the Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday. The former features the top prospects from around minor league baseball while the latter features notable and not so notable celebrities and former athletes facing off. In a change, the MLB Draft will also start on Sunday, potentially making it a little more high profile than usual.
On Monday, the Home Run Derby will air live from Coors Field. MLB announced balls for the Derby will not be placed in the stadium’s “humidor,” which means they’ll dry out and potentially fly a little further.
The events wrap on Tuesday with the All-Star Game. Rosters are still being finalized as players decide whether or not to play. We’re tracking all of that, and everything else going on this week in this story stream.
*All times listed are in Mountain Time (MT), local to Denver, Colorado
2021 MLB All-Star Week, schedule of events
Sunday, July 11th
All-Star Futures Game — 1 p.m.
All-Star Celebrity Softball Game — 4 p.m.
MLB Draft, First round — 5 p.m.
Monday, July 12th
National League Batting Practice — 3:15-4:10 p.m.
American League Batting Practice — 4:15-5:10 p.m.
Extra Batting Practice for Derby Participants— 5:10-5:125 p.m.
2021 T-Mobile Home Run Derby — 6:00 p.m. on ESPN
Tuesday, July 13th
MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard — 5:30 p.m.