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Southwest Florida grad on All-Star Game roster

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 14:22:23-04

CLEVELAND – Monday night’s Home Run Derby was just the warm up act to Tuesday night's star-studded All-star Game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, will send Hyun-jin Ryu out to the mound as the National League's starter. Ryu leads the league with a 1.73 ERA.

The Astros will send out one of the most accomplished pitchers in history: 36-year-old Justin Verlander. His ERA isn't as stellar, but he has been great in other ways, striking out 153 batters so far this year.

You can also check out one of Southwest Florida's own during the 2019 All-Star game. Daniel Vogelbach will represent the Seattle Mariners in the game. The graduate of Bishop Verot High in Fort Myers currently has a .238 batting average, which isn't great, but he's making his hits count. So far the designated hitter and first baseman has 21 home runs and 51 RBI's.

You can catch the game starting at 7:30 Tuesday night live on Fox 4.