All-Star selections were announced this afternoon and the Pittsburgh Pirates will have outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan representing the Steel City.
McCutchen, 25, enters game action today with 15 home runs, 51 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Despite being the only player in Major League Baseball with at least 15 homers, 50 RBI and 14 stolen bases this season, McCutchen was not named to the starting team. He did make the roster as a reserved, and with Matt Kemp on the disabled list, could take his spot as a starter. McCutchen has hit for an impressive .346/.401/.593 line over 74 games this season.
Hanrahan, 30, has notched 20 saves so far this season, while posting a 2.10 ERA. It's his second straight All-Star selection. Hanrahan is one of just three pitchers in the Majors with at least 60 saves since the beginning of the 2011 campaign.
Both James McDonald and A.J. Burnett were snubbed from the All-Star team despite putting up All-Star worthy numbers.