For the first time since 2019, fans will get the chance to enjoy the festivities of the Midsummer Classic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was no All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, Celebrity Softball Game or Futures Game. But now in 2021, Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, will host all the events once again.
The events will be spread out over several days, with the brackets for the Home Run Derby announced on Wednesday, the futures game set to take place on Sunday along with the start of the draft, the derby and softball game set for Monday and the All-Star Game set for Tuesday.
Here’s the full schedule for what to expect over the several days of baseball action.
MLB All-Star schedule 2021
Most of the All-Star festivities are going to be carried on ESPN, with the exception of the All-Star Futures Game, which is going to be held on MLB Network at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The All-Star Celebrity Softball Game will be held on Sunday after the Futures Game, but will not be broadcast until Monday night after the Home Run Derby on ESPN.
Wednesday, July 7
|10 p.m.||T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Show||ESPN|
Sunday, July 11
|3 p.m.||SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game||MLB Network|
|7 p.m.||Start of MLB Draft (first round, comp picks)||ESPN|
Monday, July 12
|8 p.m.||T-Mobile Home Run Derby||ESPN|
|10 p.m.||All-Star Celebrity Softball Game||ESPN|
Tuesday, July 13
|7 p.m.||MLB All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard||ESPN|
MLB Home Run Derby participants 2021
The Home Run Derby will feature eight players competing in a bracket style, trying to hit as many home runs as possible in a four-minute time span. If batters are able to send at least two baseballs 440-plus feet, they will be able to add an additional 30 seconds to their time to keep swinging. The four winners of the first-round matchups will advance to the semifinals where they will compete for spots in the finals.
|Participant||Team||Home Runs||Max Distance|
*Stats updated as of games concluded before Thursday, July 8
MLB All-Star Futures rosters 2021
One of the first events of every All-Star weekend is the Futures Game, where fans get the chance to watch the next wave of MLB talent participate in a matchup to show off their skills on the big stage. Some of the brightest prospecs in the game will show off blistering fastballs, blazing speed on the bases, impessive defensive instincts and power swings.
This year, former Rockie third baseman Vinny Castilla will manage the National League team and former Rockie closer LaTroy Hawkins will manage the American League team.
|P||Bryan Bello||Red Sox||AA|
|3B||Jake Burger||White Sox||AAA|
|2B/SS||Jeter Downs||Red Sox||AAA|
|SS/OF||Austin Martin||Blue Jays||AA|
|SS||Bobby Witt Jr.||Royals||AA|
|OF||Yoelqui Cespedes||White Sox||A+|
|OF||Mike Harris II||Braves||A+|
Celebrity Softball Game roster 2021
Every year well-known personalities, actors, musicians, athletes from other sports and more converge of the setting of the MLB All-Star Game and take to the field for the first game to be played there during the weekend’s festivities.
Check out who will be playing on the field at this year’s MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
- Quavo (Rapper, actor, producer, director and ‘HUNCHO’ of the Grammy-nominated group Migos)
- JoJo Siwa (Pop star, dancer, entrepreneur and social media star)
- Steve Aoki (Grammy-nominated, Top DJ and producer)
- Ross Butler (Actor)
- Noah Beck (Social media star)
- Charles Melton (Actor)
- Residente (Award-winning rapper, writer, filmmaker, activist)
- Blake Gray (Social media star)
- The Miz (WWE Superstar)
- Kane Brown (Platinum-selling country artist)
- Karamo (TV host)
- DK Metcalf (Seahawks wide receiver)
- J.I.D. (Music artist)
- Derrick White (Spurs guard)
- CC Sabathia (Former MLB All-Star)
- Jennie Finch (Olympic softball gold medalist)
- Hunter Pence (Former MLB All-Star)
- Larry Walker (Former Rockie, MLB Hall of Famer)
- Vinny Castilla (Former MLB All-Star)