MLB All-Star Game: Aaron Judge leads all vote-getters as Yankees, Blue Jays, Dodgers each land two starters

On Friday evening, Major League Baseball announced the starters for the 2022 All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The voting results from the league’s two-step voting process for the All-Star game were revealed during a live broadcast.

The top two vote-getters at each position (and four outfielders) advanced to Phase 2 of the voting process. Fans voted this week to determine what position players will start later this month, and the polls closed Friday afternoon. The rest of the All-Star rosters, including both the American League and National League pitching staffs, will be revealed on Sunday, July 10. As part of this year’s voting process the leading vote-getter in each league in Phase 1 gets to skip Phase 2 and is given an All-Star Game starting spot automatically. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge led all players with 3,762,498 votes and will start for the American League for the fourth time (also 2017, 2018, and 2021). Braves prodigy Ronald Acuña Jr. led the National League with 3,503,188 votes. This is his third straight All-Star Game starting assignment. As well, Albert Pujols of he Cardinals and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers have already been added to the All-Star rosters via a ‘special selections’ designation.

Here, then, are the 2022 MLB All-Star Game starters as elected by the fans.

American League

Catchers: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays (first selection)

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Runner up: Jose Trevino, Yankees:

First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (second selection)

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Runner up: Ty France, Mariners:

Second base: Jose Altuve, Astros (eighth selection)

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Runner up: Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays:

Third base: Rafael Devers, Red Sox (second selection)

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Runner-up: José Ramírez, Guardians

Shortstop: Tim Anderson, White Sox (second selection)

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Runner up: Bo Bichette, Blue Jays:

Outfield: Aaron Judge, Yankees (fourth selection); Mike Trout, Angels (10th selection); Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees (fifth selection)

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Runners up: George Springer, Blue Jays; Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays

Designated Hitter: Shohei Ohtani, Angels (second selection)

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Runner up: Yordan Alvarez, Astros

national league

Catcher: Willson Contreras, Cubs (third selection)

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Runner up: Travis d’Arnaud, Braves

First base: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (seventh selection)

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Runner up: Pete Alonso, Mets

Second base: Jazz Chisholm, Marlins (first selection)

Runner up: Ozzie Albies, Braves

Third base: Manny Machado, Padres (sixth selection)

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Runner up: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals

Shortstop: Trea Turner, Dodgers (second selection)

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Runner up: Dansby Swanson, Braves

Outfield: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves (third selection); Mookie Betts, Dodgers (sixth selection); Joc Pederson, Giants (second selection)

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Runners up: Starling Marte, Mets; Adam Duvall, Braves

Designated Hitter: Bryce Harper, Phillies (seventh selection)

Runner up: William Contreras, Braves

Pitching and reserves will be determined by a combination of player vote and selections by the commissioner’s office.

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