No shock here, the 2011 MVP Justin Verlander is going to be an All-Star. It's not a matter of if, but when he will play in the game.
The Tigers' ace is having another Cy Young-type season and is one of the league leaders in ERA with a 2.66 mark.
Verlander is the epitome of a workhorse. He pitches deep into games and exceeds 100 pitches with regularity. He has accumulated 103 strikeouts in just over 100 innings.
Shockingly, the MVP pitcher has had a streak of no wins in four starts for the first time in over four seasons. He ended that streak with a strong performance against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and showed signs of the dominant Verlander that everyone is used to.
It is a possibility that he could start the All-Star Game, but there are other worthy candidates that could make the start for the Midsummer Classic. However, barring injury Verlander will be there and he will be participating, that's for sure.