At noon this Tuesday, MLB announced the first update on how the first phase of voting is going to choose the starters for the All-Star Game that will take place in mid-July at Dodger Stadium.
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However, the Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr. appears among three players with more than a million votes from the National League; Specifically, the Braves outfielder has one million 398 thousand 563 votes, only followed by Mookie Betts, who received 1.446.050 fans in this first cut.
If he continues to receive votes, the Venezuelan will have his third call to the mid-season classic assured; remembering that in 2021 he could not participate, due to his injury and subsequent knee operation; being at that time one of the most notable absences from the all-star game held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
For his part, receiver Willson Contreras, with 801 votes, has a fairly comfortable advantage; of more than 630 thousand votes over Travis D'Arnaud, who holds 320; meanwhile, William Contreras; who is in his first year among the eligible, concentrates 471.921 votes that place him among the second most voted designated hitter of the old circuit, ahead of Albert Pujols (584.630) and surpassed by Bryce Harper (344.248).
Altuve is the one with the most votes in the American
In the voting for the all-star game in the American League, José Altuve appears as the second baseman with the most votes, with a total of 710, ahead of Dominican Santiago Espinal (708) and also Venezuelan Andrés Giménez (522.154).
Similarly, Salvador Pérez appears as the third catcher with the most votes in the new circuit; Only surpassed by José Treviño (387.983) and Alejandro Kirk (1.057.008), who is also one of three shovelers on the circuit who exceed one million votes along with outfielders Aaron Judge (1.512.368) and Mike Trout (1.295.854). XNUMX).
Another Venezuelan who received more than 300 thousand votes was Luis Arráez, who concentrates 307.442 selections; and he ranks fourth among first basemen, surpassed by Anthony Rizzo (445.683), Ty France (596.030) and Vladimir Guerrero.
Fans will be able to continue voting in this 1st phase until June 30; and from that date a second will be activated with the two best by position (and the best six among the outfielders) to finish choosing the starters for the all-star game. However, it will be the first time since the two-phase voting began; in which the two most voted in each league will receive automatic assignments, avoiding going to the second round.