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MLB All-Star Game: Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts are leading vote-getters in league’s first balloting update

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Major League Baseball has released the first update of the voting cycle for the 2022 All-Star Game, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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The voting process remains at Stage 1, which means that fans can continue to vote for players until Thursday, June 30th. MLB will begin Phase 2 on Tuesday, July 5, after which fans will choose between the top two players in each position. (and top six outfielders) to determine who will start this year’s Midsummer Classic. Phase 2 will conclude on Friday, July 8, with the starting and full roster announced on ESPN on Sunday, July 10.

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In the new situation, MLB has established that the winner with the most votes in each league will automatically start the All-Star Game, allowing them to bypass the second phase. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge currently leads major tournaments with over 1.5 million votes, while injured Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts ranks second with over 1.4 million votes.

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Here are the top votes for each position in both leagues.

National League

  • Catcher: Wilson Contreras (Cubs), 801,630 votes Travis d’Arnot (Braves), 471,921 votes; Yadier Molina (Cardinals), 454,685 votes
  • First base: Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals), 930,441 votes; Pete Alonso (Mets), 602,321 votes; Freddie Freeman (Dodgers), 469,197 votes
  • Second base: Jazz Chisholm (Marlins), 634,762 votes Ozzy Albis (Braves), 589,804 votes; Jeff McNeil (Mets), 580,257 votes.
  • Third base: Manny Machado (Padres), 969,582 votes Nolan Arenado (Cardinals), 581,363 votes; Austin Riley (Braves), 557,220 votes
  • Short stop: Trea Turner (Dodgers) – 811,839 votes Dansby Swanson (Braves), 599,251 votes; Francisco Lindor (Metz), 521,489 votes
  • far field: Mookie Betts (Dodgers), 1,446,050 votes Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves), 1,398,563 votes; Jock Pederson (Giants), 630,584 votes Starling Marte (Mets), 469,344 votes; Juan Soto (citizens), 451,079 votes; Adam Duval (Braves), 332,387 votes
  • Designated hitter: Bryce Harper (Phyllis), 1,059,433 votes William Contreras (Braves), 584,630 votes; Albert Pujols (cardinals), 344,248 votes

American League

  • Catcher: Alejandro Kirk (Blue Jays), 1,057,008 votes Jose Trevino (Yankees) – 387,983 votes Salvador Perez (Royals), 266,604 votes
  • First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays), 947,045 votes Ty France (Sailors) 596,030 votes; Anthony Rizzo (Yankees), 445,683 votes
  • Second base: Jose Altuve (Astros), 710,708 votes Santiago Espinal (Blue Jays) – 522,154 votes; Andres Jimenez (Guardians), 514,982 votes
  • Third base: Raphael Devers (Red Sox), 727,669 votes Jose Ramirez (“Guardians”) – 711,367 votes; Matt Chapman (Blue Jays), 406,182 votes
  • short stop: Beau Bichette (Blue Jays), 585,744 votes Tim Anderson (White Sox), 528,278 votes; Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox), 525,202 votes
  • far field: Aaron Judge (Yankees), 1,512,368 votes Mike Trout (Angels), 1,295,854 votes George Springer (Blue Jays) – 622,063 votes Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), 504,537 votes; Taylor Ward (Angels), 497,361 votes; Byron Buxton (twins), 403,050 votes
  • Designated hitter: Jordan Alvarez (Astros), 835,669 votes Shohei Otani (Angels), 555,056 votes; JD Martinez (Red Sox), 307,706 votes

Fans can continue to vote by logging into MLB.com or one of the 30 official team websites.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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