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West Virginia Product Blue Jays Pitcher Alek Manoah Selected to MLB All-Star Team

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Regardless which MLB team Mountaineers fans may support, they now have a vested interest in this year’s All-Star Game. West Virginia product and current Toronto Blue Jay pitcher Alek Manoah has been selected to his first career MLB All-Star team.

The 24-year-old Manoah has enjoyed instant success since making his MLB debut in May 2021. After winning 9 games as a rookie, he’s so far posted a 9-4 record with a 2.34 ERA in 17 starts throughout the 2022 season.

Manoah was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2019 draft. Before being drafted, he finished off a stellar college career at WVU, recording a 2.81 career ERA with the Mountaineers. He was named the Big 12’s best pitcher in 2019 after going 9-4 with a 2.08 ERA and totaling 144 strikeouts in 108 1/3 innings.

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 19 in Los Angeles, CA at Dodgers Stadium.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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