Only three Yankees set to enter All-Star Phase 2 voting

Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Giancarlo Stanton, and Alex Verdugo at Steinbrenner Field during the 2-24 spring training.
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Major League Baseball has released its latest update on voting for the 2024 All-Star Game starters, with New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge leading the American League with over 2 million votes. Yankees outfielder Juan Soto is the only other player to reach this milestone. Giancarlo Stanton is the runner-up in the DH category.

The MLB All-Star voting is divided into two phases. Phase 1 concludes at noon ET on June 27, with the top two vote-getters at each position (and top six outfielders) advancing to Phase 2, which starts on June 30. The vote count then resets, and Phase 2 winners will be named All-Star Game starters.

There were six Yankees stars were among the top five in the first phase of voting.

Compared to the Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies have shown strong fan support, with each team having six players poised to advance to Phase 2 of voting. However, this does not guarantee six starters for either team; it only ensures these players remain in contention for starting roles.

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The top overall vote-getters in both leagues—currently Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper—automatically secure starting positions without needing to participate in Phase 2.

PositionLeaderRunner-up
CatcherAdley Rutschman, Orioles (1,638,425)Salvador Perez, Royals (1,033,099)
First baseRyan Mountcastle, Orioles (1,400,373)Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (1,338,688)
Second baseJose Altuve, Astros (1,233,299)Marcus Semien, Rangers (963,423)
ShortstopGunnar Henderson, Orioles (1,551,124)Bobby Witt Jr., Royals (987,689)
Third baseJosé Ramírez, Guardians (1,426,755)Jordan Westburg, Orioles (846,352)
OutfieldAaron Judge, Yankees (2,375,199)Steven Kwan, Guardians (973,401)
OutfieldJuan Soto, Yankees (2,136,383)Anthony Santander, Orioles (808,100)
OutfieldKyle Tucker, Astros (1,002,803)Colton Cowser, Orioles (649,710)
DHYordan Alvarez, Astros (963,519)Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees (717,023)

In the American League, several positions are witnessing close races. At designated hitter, Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton holds a narrow lead of fewer than 11,000 votes over Cleveland Guardians’ David Fry for second place. The third base competition is also tight, with José Ramírez and Jordan Westburg leading, but Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers trailing by just over 200,000 votes as Phase 1 voting nears its end.

The 2024 MLB All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 16, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Phase 2 of fan voting will run from June 30 to July 3, with starters announced on July 3. The complete rosters will be revealed on Sunday, July 7.

This voting update underscores the passionate fan engagement across the league and sets the stage for an exciting conclusion to the All-Star selection process, with several positions still closely contested as Phase 1 comes to a close.

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