Bellinger, Yelich, Trout Power Players In MLB All-Star Game ‘Starters Election’ Voting
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 02:28PM
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By Barry Janoff

June 23, 2019: Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich and Mike Trout were the only players who collected more than three million votes each; and Gary Sánchez, Willson Contreras, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuña Jr., George Springer, Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman  and Javier Baez were among the handful who amassed more than two million votes each.

But that all goes back to zero with the Primary voting section over and finalists for the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard moving on to the Starters Election phase under new guidelines for the 2019 game.

The three-week Primary phase of the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which  ran May 28-June 2, saw the top three from each position in each league — and top nine outfielders from each league — move on to the Starters phase.

The Starters Election begins June 26 (12 PM ET) and ends on June 27 (4 PM ET).

People can vote at https://www.mlb.com/all-star/ballot and also on Google.

The winners will be unveiled on ESPN June 27 (starting at 7 PM ET).

All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced on June 30 (5:30 PM ET).

The 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is scheduled for July 9 in Progressive Field, Cleveland.

It will air nationally on Fox; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Bellinger recorded the most votes overall in both leagues (3,685,170), followed by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder  Yelich (3,646,071) and Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Trout (3,370,499).

Outfielder Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies fell short of the Top Nine NL outfielders, but could still be in the game if he is selected as a reserve.

The teams with the most players in the Starters Election, with seven each, include the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

Among both leagues, 17 teams are represented in the Starers Election: the Braves, Cubs, Astros, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Angeles, Brewers, Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays.

Players Eligible For Starters Voting By Position

CATCHER
AL

Gary Sánchez (Yankees) 2,266,469
James McCann (White Sox) 1,085,254
Robinson Chirinos (Astros) 946,823

NL
Willson Contreras (Cubs) 2,384,622
Brian McCann (Braves) 1,762,917
Yasmani Grandal (Brewers) 1,193,3

FIRST BASE
AL
Luke Voit (Yankees) 1,205,706
Carlos Santana (Indians) 1,180,719
C.J. Cron (Twins) 1,045,120

NL

Freddie Freeman (Braves) 2,214,793
Josh Bell (Pirates) 1,831,933
Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) 1,545,682)

SECOND BASE
AL

Tommy La Stella (Angels) 1,713,094
José Altuve (Astros) 1,629,148
DJ LeMahieu (Yankees) 1,312,490

NL

Ozzie Albies (Braves) 2,190,518
Mike Moustakas (Brewers) 1,758,636
Ketel Marte (D-backs) 1,102,419

SHORTSTOP
AL
Jorge Polanco (Twins) 1,450,913
Carlos Correa (Astros) 1,115,469
Gleyber Torres (Yankees) 976,163)

NL
Javier Báez (Cubs) 2,598,426
Dansby Swanson (Braves) 1,719,262
Trevor Story (Rockies) 961,384

THIRD BASE
AL
Alex Bregman (Astros) 2,341,355
Gio Urshela (Yankees),857,474
Hunter Dozier (Royals),746,742

NL
Nolan Arenado (Rockies) 2,483,867
Kris Bryant (Cubs) 1,400,401
Josh Donaldson (Braves) 1,376,228

OUTFIELD
AL

Mike Trout (Angels) 3,370,499
George Springer (Astros) 2,565,706
Michael Brantley (Astros) 1,667,430
Austin Meadows (Rays) 1,344,031
Mookie Betts (Red Sox) 1,325,117
Eddie Rosario (Twins) 1,172,657
Aaron Judge (Yankees) 995,903
Josh Reddick (Astros) 928,606
Joey Gallo (Rangers) 904,563

NL

Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) 3,685,170
Christian Yelich (Brewers) 3,646,071
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves) 2,553,169
Nick Markakis (Braves) 1,425,889
Charlie Blackmon (Rockies) 1,242,552
Albert Almora Jr. (Cubs) 1,071,664
Jason Heyward (Cubs) 1,040,260
Kyle Schwarber (Cubs) 997,340
Joc Pederson (Dodgers) 961,515

DH: AL
J.D. Martinez (Red Sox) 1,564,520
Hunter Pence (Rangers) 1,054,282
Nelson Cruz (Twins) 974,788

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