The Sporting News selected its 2011 all-star team and nine of the 21 players selected suited up in the Area Code Games at some point. The team was selected by various executives from the 30 MLB teams, that according to SportingNews.com.
Off the American League team three players that were selected played in the Area Code Games. Alex Avila (2004/Area Code International), Jacoby Ellsbury (2001/Seattle Mariners) and Adrian Gonzalez (1999/San Diego Padres).
From the National League team there were six players to play in the Area Code Games. Brian McCann (2001/Pittsburgh Pirates), Prince Fielder (2000/Pittsburgh Pirates), Troy Tulowitzki (2001/San Francisco Giants), Ryan Braun (2001/Area Code Team), Justin Upton (2003/Montreal Expos) and Clayton Kershaw (2005/Texas Rangers).