2022 All-Star Ballot Phase 1 first standings update

Races to determine who will advance to Stage 2 fan voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard are beginning to take shape.

The first round of voting will determine two of the All-Star starters — the top voter in each league — and which players advance to the final round of fan voting for the All-Star Game, which takes place July 19 at Dodger Stadium.

Fans can complete a 2022 Chevrolet MLB All-Star Ballot up to five times in a 24-hour period until Phase 1 voting ends at 2 p.m. ET on June 30. You can vote exclusively on MLB.com, all 30 MLB club sites and the MLB app.

The top American League and National League vote-getter after Phase 1 will receive a spot on their All-Star team’s starting roster. In addition to these two players, the top two voters in each position and the top six outfielders will advance to the voting finals. If an outfielder is the top vote-getter in a league, only the next four outfield finalists will advance to Phase 2 to determine who starts in the remaining two spots.

Currently, the top voters are Yankees slugger Aaron Judge in the AL (1,512,368 votes) and Dodgers star Mookie Betts in the NL (1,446,050 votes).

Here’s a look at the current All-Star returns, position by position, for the AL and NL.

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays: 947,045 votes
2. Ty France, Mariners: 596,030
3. Anthony Rizzo, Yankees: 445,683
4. Luis Arraez, twins: 307,442
5. Yuli Gurriel, Astros: 204.164
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The Blue Jays have someone in the top three at every position on the ballot except DH, and Vlad Jr. is the first of four Toronto players who would be in line to start the All-Star Game if voting ends. today. France is looking for its first All-Star nod, and Rizzo could make the AL team for the first time after three All-Star seasons with the Cubs.

1. Jose Altuve, Astros: 710 708
2. Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays: 522,154
3. Andrés Giménez, Goalkeepers: 514,982
4. Gleyber Torres, Yankees: 379,095
5. History of Trevor, Red Sox: 320,262
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Altuve (12 home runs, 144 OPS+) could make his eighth All-Star team with the Astros, but Giménez (.302 batting average, 140 OPS+) and the versatile Espinal aren’t too far behind as they seek their first All – The star nods. Keep an eye out for Story in his new position with the Red Sox.

1. Rafael Devers, Red Sox: 727,669
2. José Ramírez, Goalkeepers: 711,367
3. Matt Chapman, Blue Jays: 406,182
4. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees: 281,955
5. Alex Bregman, Astros: 245,911
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It’s a close race between two of the AL’s best hitters this season, with Devers and Ramírez separated by just over 16,000 votes. Devers is batting .330 with 16 homers and leads the major leagues with 89 hits. Ramírez is batting .305 with an AL-leading 16 homers and 62 RBIs.

1. Bo Bichette, Blue Jays: 585,744
2. Tim Anderson, White Sox: 528,278
3. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: 525,202
4. Jeremy Pena, Astros: 271,640
5. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Yankees: 187,755
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The AL shortstop race is wide open, with the top three separated by just 2% of the vote (Bichette has 19%, Anderson and Bogaerts have 17% each). Bichette, Anderson and Bogaerts all made the 2021 All-Star team, with Bogaerts winning the start.

1. Aaron Judge, Yankees: 1,512,368
2. Mike Trout, Angels: 1,295,854
3. George Springer, Blue Jays: 622,063
4. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees: 504,537
5. Taylor Ward, Angels: 497,361
6. Byron Buxton, twins: 403,050
7. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays: 381,591
8. Teoscar Hernandez, Blue Jays: 374,226
9. Michael Brantley, Astros: 287,284
10. Kyle Tucker, Astros: 251,948
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It’s no surprise to see Judge and his MLB-leading 25 home runs atop the AL’s away vote — he’s currently the top vote-getter on the entire ballot, with more than 1.5 million. of votes. It’s also no surprise to see Trout, looking for his 10th All-Star nod, right behind him. There are also some interesting names further down the ballot, like Trout’s teammate Ward (180 OPS+) and the scorching hot Buxton (19 homers), who is looking to make his first All-Star team.

1. Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays: 1,057,008
2. Jose Trevino, Yankees: 387,983
3. Salvador Perez, Royals: 266,604
4. Martin Maldonado, Astros: 231,005
5. Christian Vazquez, Red Sox: 199,010
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Kirk is a fun name to see leading the AL receivers vote — and he has 35% of the vote to Trevino’s 13%, the biggest lead of any All-Star candidate. The fan favorite also deserves its spot. Kirk leads all catchers with a .307 batting average and leads AL catchers with 2.2 fWAR.

1. Yordan Alvarez, Astros: 835,669
2. Shohei Ohtani, angels: 555,056
3. JD Martinez, Red Sox: 307,706
4. Danny Jansen, Blue Jays: 297,484
5. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 248,312
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Alvarez leads two-way star Ohtani with his elite batting — the Astros DH is batting .311 with 18 home runs and a 1.026 OPS. Ohtani has 13 homers, seven stolen bases and 37 RBIs, while third-placed Martinez is batting .335 with 23 doubles. It’s also cool to see Miggy’s name appear in the top five of his 20th major league season.

1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals: 930,441 votes
2. Pete Alonso, Mets: 602,321
3. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers: 469,197
4. Matt Olson, Braves: 403,514
5. Eric Hosmer, Padres, 147,019
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Goldschmidt earned six straight All-Star selections with the D-backs from 2013-2018, but he’s still looking for his first nod as a member of the Cardinals. He’s on track to get it this year, as he leads the NL in average (.339) and on-base percentage (.417) and is second in the NL with a .614 slugging percentage. He leads NL home run leader Alonso (19) and MLB leader in RBIs (64), with Freeman and Olson, the man who replaced him at first base in Atlanta, in the close race to break through the three first.

1. Jazz Chisholm Jr., Marlins: 634,762
2. Ozzie Albies, Braves: 589,804
3. Jeff McNeil, Mets: 580,257
4. Gavin Lux, Dodgers: 256,411
5. Nolan Gorman, Cardinals: 214,383
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Chisholm is one of the stars of 2022, producing 13 homers, 11 interceptions and 131 OPS+. He’s up for his first career All-Star selection and took a slight lead over Albies, who recently broke his foot, and McNeil, who had a strong rebounding season for the Mets, hitting .327 with four circuits and a 143 OPS+.

1. Manny Machado, Parents: 969,582
2. Nolan Arenado, Cardinals: 581,363
3. Austin Riley, Braves: 557,220
4. Justin Turner, Dodgers: 254,057
5. Eduardo Escobar, Mets: 234,079
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Machado and Arenado are no strangers to the All-Star Games, with 11 caps between them and Arenado leaving for the NL a year ago. Machado left Sunday’s game with a left ankle problem, but he appears to have avoided a major injury, which is certainly good news for the Padres. The 29-year-old hit a .328/.400/.545 slash with 12 homers in his first 66 games. Behind Arenado (13 home runs, 141 OPS+) is Riley, who followed last year’s breakout with a strong start to 2022 (18 home runs, 127 OPS+) as he seeks his first All-Star nod .

1. Trea Turner, Dodgers: 811 839
2. Dansby Swanson, Braves: 599,251
3. Francisco Lindor, Mets: 521,489
4. Tommy Edman, Cardinals: 277,699
5. Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres: 165,074
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With Tatis, last year’s starting shortstop for the NL All-Star team, on the board with a broken left wrist, we could have a first shortstop starter in the NL. This year. Hitting .301 with nine homers and 14 interceptions in 65 games, Turner is the current leader, followed by two NL East shortstops in Swanson and Lindor.

1. Mookie Betts, Dodgers: 1,446,050
2. Ronald Coinage Jr., Braves: 1,398.563
3. Joc Pederson, Giants: 630,584
4. Starling Marte, Mets: 469,344
5. Juan Soto, Nationals: 451,079
6. Adam Duvall, Braves: 332,387
7. Mark Canha, Mets: 320,910
8. Marcell Ozuna, Braves: 303,945
9. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 301,121
10. Harrison Bader, Cardinals: 256,126
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Betts is the NL’s top vote-getter, with nearly 1.5 million votes, which would put him in line for his sixth All-Star Game in the past seven seasons. But hot on his trail is Acuña, who didn’t miss a beat after returning to the reigning World Series champions at the end of April. Elsewhere on the ballot, Pederson is seeking his first All-Star selection since his rookie season with the Dodgers in 2015, and a pair of new NL East Mets outfielders Marte and Canha are both up for grabs. for a spot.

1. Willson Contreras, Cubs: 801,630
2. Travis d’Arnaud, Braves: 471,921
3. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 454,685
4. Tyler Stephenson, Reds: 370,453
5. Will Smith, Dodgers: 323,894
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Contreras leads all MLB catchers with 12 homers, and his .917 OPS is bested only by the .987 of his younger brother William (William is on the All-Star ballot at DH and is second in the vote). Veteran Molina, who turns 40 just before the All-Star Game, is seeking his 11th career nomination.

1. Bryce Harper, Phillies: 1,059,433
2. William Contreras, Braves: 584,630
3. Albert Pujols, cardinals: 344,248
4. Max Muncy, Dodgers: 189,643
5. JD Davis, Mets: 134,569
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The reigning NL MVP leads the DH race by a wide margin and is the only NL player besides Betts and Acuña with over a million votes. Harper is batting .326 with 15 home runs and a 1.013 OPS this season. But what if Pujols could make another Summer Solstice Classic as Cardinal, the team he’s represented in nine of his 10 All-Star Games?

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