Judge leads, five Yankees in top five as All-Star Phase 1 voting nears end

Yankees' Aaron Judge and Juan Soto is going to take the field against the Braves at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2024.
MLB
Michael Bennington
Tuesday June 25, 2024

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In the race for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is leading the vote counts in the American League, according to the latest MLB All-Star Ballot presented by BuildSubmarines.com. With nearly 7 million votes cast, the Yankees captain has accumulated 2,375,199 votes.

The latest standing also includes four other Yankees teammates of Judge among the top five in their respective categories. However, the competition remains fierce. Judge’s lead over his teammate Juan Soto is slim in the outfielder, with fewer than 240,000 votes separating them.

Yankees Judge, Soto leads in the outfielder category

Player NameTeamballots cast
Aaron JudgeYankees2,375,199
Juan SotoYankees2,136,383
Kyle TuckerAstros1,002,803
Steven KwanGuardians973,401
Anthony SantanderOrioles808,100
Colton CowserOrioles649,710
Alex VerdugoYankees512,766
Cedric MullinsOrioles512,352
Mike TroutAngels439,855

In the outfield, the competition is fierce. New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge is at the forefront with 2,375,199 votes. Judge, after a slow start in April, has made a remarkable comeback, leading the Majors in home runs (28) and RBIs (70). Close behind is his teammate Juan Soto, with 2,136,383 votes, who has significantly contributed to the Yankees‘ league-leading win total with a .305 batting average and 18 homers.

Holding the third outfield spot is Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros, with 1,002,803 votes. Despite being currently sidelined with a shin contusion, Tucker has impressed voters with a career-best .979 OPS and 19 home runs. Yankees’ Alex Verdugo is at no. 7.

June 14, 2024. Yankees' star Alex Verdugo celebrating after scoring a home run against his former club, Boston Red Sox.
Yankees

Anthony Rizzo at No. 4 for first base

Anthony Rizzo, player of the new york yankees
Yankees
Player NameTeamballots cast
Ryan MountcastleOrioles1,400,373
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays1,338,688
Josh NaylorGuardians792,354
Anthony RizzoYankees423,889
Nathaniel LoweRangers284,465

At first base, Baltimore Orioles’ Ryan Mountcastle has overtaken Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, amassing 1,400,373 votes compared to Guerrero’s 1,338,688. Mountcastle, aiming for his first All-Star nod in his fifth MLB season, boasts a .277 batting average with 11 home runs. Guerrero, a three-time All-Star, seeks to recover from a slow start and close the voting gap.

No Yankees player for second base

Player NameTeamballots cast
Jose AltuveAstros1,233,299
Marcus SemienRangers963,423
Jorge MateoOrioles646,527
Michael MasseyRoyals575,952
Andrés GiménezGuardians523,314

In the second base race, Houston Astros’ veteran Jose Altuve leads with 1,233,299 votes, ahead of Marcus Semien of the Texas Rangers, who has 963,423 votes. Altuve, at 34, continues to demonstrate his prowess with a .810 OPS, 12 home runs, and 10 steals, pursuing his ninth All-Star selection.

Cabrera in top five for third base

Oswaldo Cabrera of the Yankees celebrates after hitting a two-run homer against the Orioles in Baltimore on May 1, 2024.
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Player NameTeamballots cast
José RamírezGuardians1,426,755
Jordan WestburgOrioles846,352
Rafael DeversRed Sox602,047
Oswaldo CabreraYankees364,667
Isiah Kiner-FalefaBlue Jays355,969

For third base, Jose Ramírez of the Cleveland Guardians holds a substantial lead with 1,426,755 votes. The five-time All-Star impresses with 19 home runs, 67 RBIs, and 14 steals this season. Jordan Westburg of the Orioles follows with 846,352 votes, while Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox, aiming for his third All-Star appearance, trails with 602,047 votes.

Yankees’ Volpe in third for shortstop

Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe
MLB
Player NameTeamballots cast
Gunnar HendersonOrioles1,551,124
Bobby Witt Jr.Royals987,689
Anthony VolpeYankees537,398
Corey SeagerRangers490,326
Bo BichetteBlue Jays400,378

At shortstop, Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles leads with 1,551,124 votes. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is delivering an MVP-caliber season, boasting a .975 OPS, 24 home runs, and 13 steals. Trailing him is Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals, who has garnered 987,689 votes and is showcasing a strong performance with a .311 batting average, 12 homers, and 21 steals.

Trevino in catchers’ list

New York Yankees' Jose Trevino solid offense continues.
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Player NameTeamballots cast
Adley RutschmanOrioles1,638,425
Salvador PerezRoyals1,033,099
Jose TrevinoYankees388,072
Danny JansenBlue Jays366,294
Yainer DiazAstros305,331

For catchers, Baltimore Orioles’ Adley Rutschman leads with 1,638,425 votes. Rutschman is enjoying his best offensive season yet, hitting .302 with 14 home runs. Close behind is Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez, who has garnered 1,033,099 votes. The 34-year-old veteran continues to excel, posting a .808 OPS and 11 homers as he aims for his ninth All-Star appearance.

DESIGNATED HITTER

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a 114-mph a home run against the Minnesota Twins’ on May 14, 2024, in Minneapolis.
NYY
Player NameTeamballots cast
Yordan AlvarezAstros963,519
Giancarlo StantonYankees717,023
David FryGuardians706,262
Ryan O’HearnOrioles687,374
Josh JungRangers364,366

The designated hitter race is extremely tight. Houston Astros’ Yordan Alvarez is in the lead with 963,519 votes, thanks to his .877 OPS and 16 home runs in a strong 2024 season. New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton follows with 717,023 votes despite being hampered by a recent hamstring injury. Cleveland Guardians’ David Fry is right behind with 706,262 votes, enjoying a breakout season with a .312 batting average.

MLB All-Star Phase 1 voting nears end

The voting process consists of two phases. The top vote-getter in each league during Phase 1 secures an automatic starting spot. For other positions, the top two vote-getters, along with the top six outfielders, will advance to Phase 2, starting Sunday.

The MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard, continues to draw significant fan interest, with millions of votes cast and close contests across multiple positions, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to the selection process.

The latest American League All-Star voting results indicate intense competition across various positions, with some surprising leaders as the selection process nears its conclusion.

The voting results highlight the MLB season’s dynamic nature, with seasoned stars competing against emerging talents for All-Star honors. As the process enters its final phase, fans eagerly anticipate whether current leaders will retain their spots or if late pushes will alter the standings.

These outcomes underscore the competitive balance in the American League, with multiple teams represented among the top vote-getters in each position. The final tally will not only celebrate individual achievements but also showcase the league’s depth of talent in the upcoming All-Star Game.

Other players who have exceeded the 1.5 million vote mark include Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts, Jurickson Profar, Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson, and Christian Yelich.

If these standings hold until Phase 1 voting concludes on Thursday at noon ET, Judge will automatically earn a starting position for the All-Star Game on July 16 at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

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