Here are the top voters for the MLB All-Star Game 2022 that first appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The home leader of Major League Baseball is also the leader of the All-Star Game voting.
MLB released the first update of the Fans’s voting results for the 2022 All-Star Beginners on Tuesday, and Aaron Judge has garnered the most votes of any player to date with 1,512,368. That’s more than 200,000 more votes than the closest American League player, Los Angeles Angels’s Mike Trout, who happens to be second only to Judge in home games.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Dodgers player Mookie Bets leads the National League with 1,446,050 votes. But Betts’s advantage is not as great as that of Judge, with Atlanta Braves’s Ronald Acuña Jr. following Betts by less than 50,000 votes.
If Judge and Betts maintain their lead as the top voters in each league until the end of the Phase 1 voting period, which ends June 30, they will be awarded starting seats in the Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium.
At the end of Phase 1, the top two voters in each field and the first six overseas voters will move on to Phase 2, where the remaining starting elevens will be decided. (If an offside player finishes as the top voter in a league, then only the top four players from that league will advance to Phase 2.) Votes from Phase 1 will not be transferred to Phase 2.
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There are some tough races on the AL ballot. The Santiago Espinal (Toronto Blue Jays) is ahead of Andrés Giménez (Cleveland Guardians) with less than 8.00 votes for second place in the second division. The battle for second place in the shortstop is even closer, as Tim Anderson (Chicago White Sox) and Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox) split by just over 3,000 votes. Abroad, Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees) is ahead of Taylor Ward (Angels) by more than 8,000 votes for what could be fourth and final place.
The closest fight in the NL is between runners-up Ozzie Albies (Braves) and Jeff McNeil (New York Mets) for second place. Albies currently holds over 9,000 votes.
In addition to the Judge, Betts Acuña Jr. and Trout, Philadelphia Phillies player Bryce Harper and Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk are the only other players to have already garnered over 1 million votes.
Here is a complete look at the top voters in each position in AL and NL:
1. Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays: 1,057,008
2. Jose Trevino, Yankees: 387,983
3. Salvador Perez, Royals: 266,604
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays: 947,045
2. Ty France, Mariners: 596,030
3. Anthony Rizzo, Yankees: 445,683
1. Jose Altouve, Astros: 710,708
2. Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays: 522,154
3. Andrés Giménez, Guardians: 514,982
1. Rafael Devers, Red Sox: 727,669
2. José Ramírez, Guardians: 711,367
3. Matt Chapman, Blue Jays: 406,182
1. For Bichette, Blue Jays: 585,744
2. Tim Anderson, White Sox: 528,278
3. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: 525,202
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 Hernández, Blue Jays: 374,226
9. Michael Brantley, Astros: 287,284
1. Yordan Alvarez, Astros: 835,669
2. Shohei Ohtani, Angels: 555.056
3. JD Martinez, Red Sox: 307,706
1. Willson Contreras, Cubs: 801,630
2. Travis d’Arnaud, Braves: 471,921
3. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 454,685
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals: 930,441
2. Pete Alonso, Mets: 602,321
3. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers: 469,197
1. Jazz Chisholm Jr., Marlins: 634,762
2. Ozzie Albies, Braves: 589,804
3. Jeff McNeill, Mets: 580,257
1. Manny Machado, Padres: 969,582
2. Nolan Arenado, Cardinals: 581,363
3. Austin Riley, Braves: 557,220
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers: 811,839
2. Dansby Swanson, Braves: 599,251
3. Francisco Lindor, Mets: 521,489
1. Mookie Betts, Dodgers: 1,446,050
2. Ronald Acuña 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 Kanha, Mets: 320,910
8. Marcell Ozuna, Braves: 303,945
9. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 301.121
1. Bryce Harper, Phillies: 1,059,433
2. William Contreras, Braves: 584,630
3. Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 344,248