In the first of three ballot updates before the big all star game, let’s see who holds the edge, and who gets snubbed after update 1.
In the National league’s first ballot update, the Atlanta Braves stood out by far. Having three players leading in the votes thus far. Here’s how the ballot is shaping up after the first ballot update.
First Base: Freddie Freeman ( 633,342 votes) Second Base: Ozzie Albies ( 398,816 votes) Third Base: Nolan Arenado (527,863 votes) Shortstop: Brandon Crawford ( 466,021 votes) Catcher: Buster Posey ( 281,331 votes) Outfielder 1: Bryce Harper ( 496,189 votes) Outfielder 2: Nick Markakis ( 494,206 votes) Outfielder 3: Matt Kemp ( 351,780 votes)
New to this year, the manager for the national league team will select the designated hitter for that team, the fans cannot vote for it.
For the american league squad, the powerful duo of Betts and Martinez are no doubters thus far.
First base: Jose Abreu ( 267,812 votes) Second base: Jose Altuve ( 701,236 votes) Third Base: Jose Ramirez ( 443,234 votes) Shortstop: Manny Machado (321,887 votes) Catcher: Gary Sanchez ( 336,280 votes) Outfielder 1: Mookie Betts ( 748,872 votes Leads all players) Outfielder 2: Mike Trout ( 639,882 votes) Outfielder 3: Aaron Judge ( 541,993 votes) Designated Hitter: J.D Martinez ( 513,415 votes)
The american league race is shaping up as a lot of people thought it would. The next two ballot updates are announced on June 18 and 19! Stay tuned to how it all unfolds right here as the all star races continue to heat up.